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Access Control

Portland State University utilizes an access card operated system to control entry into all operational buildings, most computer labs, and some classrooms. The system is administered by the Campus Public Safety Office. If you require an access card, access code, or need to have your access updated contact your Department Administrator.


The Campus Public Safety Office is responsible for providing building access and codes pursuant to an authorized request. Improperly completed access request forms will be denied. Email Access forms to: Please allow 10 working days for requests to be processed.


The Lenel System is the University's official Fire and Security System for Portland State. If your department would like to request footage of video surveillance and alarm access, please fill out the Lenel Request Form and email it to

Campus Public Safety Office does have authority to deny a request due to a pending investigation, but will allow a request to be submitted again at a later time and date.

If you have any questions about Access or Lenel, please contact the Lenel Coordinator, Stacie Potter at 503-725-4013.