Students at Portland State provide the time, energy, and spirit that is needed to draw meaningful and positive results from PSU's diverse community partnerships. PSU places more than 6,000 students annually in community partnerships throughout the Portland metropolitan area, encompassing topic areas ranging from Social Justice to Neighborhood Livability. A key goal of PSU is to ensure that every student who wishes to participate in community-based learning activities will be able to find a community partner or service area that will not only tie into their chosen academic program, but also will provide an enjoyable and fulfilling service environment.
Student "Doorway to Service"
Please explore the links below for information on the variety of service opportunities available to PSU students:
Engaged Campus and Community- For more details on how engagement occurs at PSU, read about types of community experiences and ways to identify a community partner.
Student Leaders for Service- The internationally recognized Student Leaders for Service (SLS) program is designed to intentionally build students' leadership capacity and civic engagement skills by serving and learning with non-profit and community organizations in the Portland metropolitan region.
Looking for a Place to Volunteer or Intern?- A weekly google calendar with volunteer opportunities and internship postings in the Portland Metro area, updated by Student Leaders for Service members.
Community-based Curriculum- This page provides information on the Senior capstone requirement and the Civic Leadership Minor. Links to community-based learning internships at home and abroad are also offered.
Community Partnership Map- A visual representation that uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to display many of the community-university partnerships, which engage over 8,200 PSU students, faculty, and staff each year.