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Doctrina urbi serviat: Let Knowledge Serve the City

PSU works with the City of Portland, Metro Council and Multnomah and surrounding counties to ensure that not only our local government is giving PSU the support it needs, but also that PSU is meeting our motto, Let Knowledge Serve the City

  • Current Local Initiatives

Cradle to Career

PSU is partnering with the city of Portland, Multnomah County, Portland Public   Schools and other school districts, as well as the Leaders Roundtable, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, and others to launch the Cradle to Career initiative to identify the most effective ways to help children and families, raise student achievement, and improve lives.

The Cradle to Career initiative that goes beyond another report card on schools to track educational, social, and economic progress from birth to job entry.

                        Click here to read a recent OpEd by PSU President Wim Wiewel about Cradle to Career.

University District Plan

The University District was established by the city of Portland in 1995 to define the areas where the University jointly with the City and the private sector can contribute to economic development and housing in the southwest corner of town. The University District planning process began in 2003, when a coalition was formed by PSU to address the universities growth and expansion needs, as well as the overall economic development of the southwest Portland area that surrounds the University.

                        Click here to read the original vision of the University District Plan.

                        Click here to follow current news on the University District Plan.



  • Local Government Resources

City of Portland

Metro Council

Portland Public Schools

Multnomah County

Washington County

Clackamas County