Engagement describes the collaboration between Portland State and its larger communities (local, regional, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Meaning to the Motto:
In keeping with the Portland State University (PSU) motto Let Knowledge Serve the City, Community-University Partnerships marshals support for over 400 faculty, 7,800 students, and 1,000 community partners via community-based learning (CBL) and other civic engagement initiatives to address specific and compelling issues locally, regionally and worldwide.
Legacy of Presidential Leadership:
For over a decade, faculty, staff, and students have received support from the university presidents in their efforts to make learning relevant and tangible. To read the inspiring words of current president, Wim Wiewel, and his predecessors, and their consistent emphasis on community-university partnerships, please click on the following link: Civic Engagement: A Legacy of Presidential Leadership.