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Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum, JD, staduml@ohsu.edu or titleix@ohsu.edu. Phone number 503-494-0258. Mailing address: OHSU, Mail code: PP22C, 3310 S.W. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239. Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.

Director's message

The AAEO department serves as a catalyst for collaboration and respect within the OHSU community and the Oregon community at large by promoting an environment free of discrimination, harassment and inequity.  We believe the training, education and sound advice the AAEO department offers benefits and permeates throughout the organization affecting employees, students, patients and visitors. AAEO values equity, respect for all, access, inclusion and integrity.  We’re honored to develop, lead and share initiatives to improve the diverse community that is OHSU.

Contact AAEO at 503-494-5148, aaeo@ohsu.edu.

AAEO director announcement and welcome to new investigator

In February 2018, Laura Stadum, J.D., was promoted to Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department and Title IX Coordinator from her previous role as associate director of AAEO and Title IX Coordinator. Laura earned her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and her B.A. from the University of Denver. She is admitted to the Hawaii and Oregon State Bar Associations. After graduating from law school, Laura practiced employment and fair housing law in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laura has experience in corporate compliance and immediately prior to joining OHSU Laura worked in the Title IX office of a college located in Georgia.  Laura's role includes projects ranging from improving campus climate to ensuring additional resources are in place for students, faculty and staff who are affected by sexual harassment, discrimination or violence.

In July 2018, Whitney Button, J.D., officially joined the AAEO department’s investigation team as a Civil Rights Investigator. Whitney earned her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies and Spanish. While in college, she interned at the Missouri State Public Defender’s St. Louis county office. After college, she interned at AWARE—a health-care based domestic violence advocacy program. Whitney earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California. At USC, she participated in the Post-Conviction Justice Project clinic, working with women incarcerated for murder and juveniles convicted to life without parole. Whitney is admitted to the Oregon State Bar association. After law school, she practiced complex commercial litigation and later joined the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney. Whitney joined AAEO as a Consultant Civil Rights Investigator in January 2018. She is excited to continue her work at OHSU.

Title IX notice of non-discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum, JD, staduml@ohsu.edu or titleix@ohsu.edu. Phone number 503-494-0258. Mailing address: OHSU, Mail code PP22C, 3310 SW Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239. Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.