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Creating a safe space for all students


The Actors Conservatory is committed to all of our students safety and well being.  We have on staff a full time Title IX Coordinator who will help our students and staff stay in compliance with safety policies and procedures.

Student Handbook

2023-24 Student Handbook

Accident Reporting

In the event of any injury sustained on TAC property, an Accident / Injury Report should be submitted to our Administration Office by emailing Erin Jackson Caron at erin@pac.edu.

Housing Resources

Please see our Housing Resources page.

Mental Health Resources

Oregon Counseling: Oregon counseling services for college students

The Shrink Space: Search for therapists specializing in helping students

Open Path Collective: Helps members who lack health insurance

Constitution and Citizenship Day

What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Harassment Policies

Students who experience harassment or any other misconduct should report the incident or problem to the Administration Office by emailing Erin Jackson Caron at erin@pac.edu. Please see our Harassment Policies.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

The Q Center: Largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest.

LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database: The Human Rights Campaign resource list for scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.

Outside In: Safe, supportive, and inclusive place for health care, along with services to help the underserved and people experiencing homelessness.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers & Support

Start Your Recovery provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers. The main goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources — presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand.

Crisis Resources

Multnomah County Crisis Line
Phone: 503.988.4888
Available 24/7

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Urgent Walk-In Clinic
Available 7 days/wk
Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 10:30pm, Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm
4212 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206

Unity Center for Behavioral Health
Phone: 503.944.8000
Available 24/7
1225 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Call to Safety
Formerly the Portland Women’s Crisis Line
Call 503.235.5333 (Local)
Call 1.888.235.5333 (National)
Available 24/7

General Resources

211 Info: Private, community-based nonprofit organization funded by state and municipal contracts, foundations, donations, and community partners in Oregon and Southwest Washington helping people identify, navigate, and connect with the local resources they need.

Grievance Policy and Procedure

If a student feels he or she has been the victim of or witness to any form of discrimination or harassment, the Managing Artistic Director, Managing Director, Student Advisor, or the office staff of The Actors Conservatory should be notified as soon as possible. If, for any reason, it is not appropriate to report the concern to either the Managing Artistic Director, Managing Director, Student Advisor, or the office staff, then the concern must be reported to the Chair of the Board of Directors. After notice, appropriate investigation of the complaint will be undertaken and appropriate action taken, which may include discipline up to and including discharge or expulsion. No student or employee will be retaliated against for making a good-faith complaint of discrimination or harassment. If the student’s grievance cannot be resolved through informal discussion, the student may initiate a formal grievance by completing a Student Grievance Form, which can be obtained by emailing Erin Jackson Caron at erin@pac.edu. The form must be filled out and submitted to Erin Jackson Caron at erin@pac.edu. Students will be assigned a time to present their case to the Resolution Committee. The Resolution committee consists of the Artistic Director, Academic Director, Student Advisor, and a representative from the Board of Directors, faculty and student body. Any individual listed in the grievance will recuse themselves from the Committee. 

​Students aggrieved by action of the school should attempt to resolve these problems with appropriate school officials. Should this procedure fail students may contact: Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Private Career Schools, 3225 25th Street SE Salem, OR 97302​. After consultation with appropriate Department staff and if the complaint alleges a violation of Oregon Revised Statutes 345.010 to 345.470 or standards of the Oregon Administrative Rules 715-045-0001 through 715-045-0210, the Department will begin the complaint investigation process as defined in OAR 715-045-0023 Appeals and Complaints.

In the case of a grade appeal, students should contact the Managing Artistic Director to resolve the matter. In the case of sexual harassment, or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, religion, sexual preference, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or disabling condition, the Managing Director is designated as the person responsible for receiving student complaints. Student appeals relating to financial aid rules, appeals for financial aid decisions and regulations are directed to Erin Jackson Caron at erin@pac.edu.

The Student Grievance Form and the documentation of the informal resolution process must be submitted to the Resolution Committee no later than the end of the semester following the occurrence of the action upon which it is based. Failure of the student to file a grievance by the deadline constitutes a waiver of all rights under this policy.