Healthy Campus Events
Student Parent Services (SPS) are committed to the well-being and success of students and their families. SPS understands that students with children face a unique set of challenges and responsibilities both as parents and
students, as well as in other roles they may have in the community. SPS wants to let you know that there are resources on campus that may be helpful to you and your family now or in the future. Here are three FREE
resources available to all PSU students with children:
Family-Friendly Study Room/Computer Lab – Millar Library Rm. 330
Located on the 3rd floor of the Millar Library, the family-friendly study room has two computers and scanners available for use by PSU affiliates with children. The room also has a large study desk with chairs, as well as a child-size table and chairs, couch, and a variety of books, puzzles, and blocks. Families must have their children present to gain access and can check out the key at the Reserve desk on the ground floor of the Library. PSU ID is required.
Food Pantry and Clothing Closet—SMSU Rm. 325
The ASPSU Food Pantry stocks donated canned goods and non-perishable items, including baby food. Some shelf space is dedicated to hygiene items such as pads, deodorant, toothpaste, and diapers. This service is free and confidential, although there is a limit on the number of items an individual may take. To volunteer or donate non-perishable items to the Food Pantry, contact ASPSU at 503-725-3454or aspsu.pdx.edu.
Sharing space with the Food Pantry, the Clothing Closet offers gently-used clothes and shoes in sizes newborn-adult. We currently have a good selection of children’s pants, shirts, dresses, sweaters, and coats and are always welcoming donations of gently-used clothing in all sizes. To volunteer or donate to the Clothing Closet, please contact Ruth Whited in Student Parent Services at 503-725-9878 email@example.com or stop by the office SMSU 124.
The Food Pantry/Clothing Closet is staffed by volunteers and is open Monday – Friday, although the schedule varies depending on volunteer availability. Please check with either Ruth Whited 503-725-9878 or the ASPSU office 503-725-3454 to confirm open hours.
For mothers who need a quiet and private place to bottle-feed, breastfeed, or pump:
Private Lactation/Nursing Area-SMSU 3rd Floor Women’s Restroom
Challenged by life changes, school demands, relationships and/or family concerns? Consider joining a group offered by Counseling and Psychological Services located at the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). Click here for a list of groups available this term.