Search Google Appliance

Get Involved

Find your path to changemaking.


Academic opportunities.

» Learn about promoting economic resilience, social equity and a healthy environment by taking one PSU’s many sustainability courses.

» Join a small, dedicated community of highly motivated students and engaged professors in PSU’s Urban Honors program.

» The Senior Capstone program gets students out of classroom and into the community.

» Expand your horizons. Let the Education Abroad program introduce you to the world.

» The McNair Scholars program makes graduate school and problem-solving research accessible.

» An online Business of Social Innovation Certificate teaches design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

» The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability packages a comprehensive graduate level sustainability education.

» PSU’s National Science Foundation- funded IGERT interdisciplinary Ph.D. program focuses on Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions.


Co-curricular programs.

» The Sustainability Leadership Center offers events, programs, and volunteer opportunities for future leaders.

» Student organizations at PSU provide opportunities to connect with others on campus and develop leadership skills. Check out: Student Leaders for Service, Environmental Club, Food Action Collective, Net Impact, and Engineers Without Borders among others.

» Students, alumni, and community members run workshops and seminars in the Continuing Engagement in Social Change program.


Career development opportunities.

» Student employment opportunities such as those at the Sustainability Leadership Center, Community Environmental Services, Campus Sustainability Office deliver more than a paycheck.

» Want to use business for social change? Check out the programs of Impact Entrepreneurs and their Social Enterprise Field Studies.

» The Portland State University Alumni Association offers a number of career development resources for current students.

» Upon graduation from a master’s program, consider the Institute for Sustainable Solutions’ Post-Graduate Fellowship Program for nine months of paid leadership training.