Healthy Campus Events
Free Resources for Students with Children
The Resource Center for Students with Children, SMSU 462, is the first stop as a PSU student with children. Featuring a children’s clothing closet, a lending library, and a knowledgeable staff, the RCSC can help students take full advantage of what PSU has to offer, including childcare assistance and family-friendly activities.
Another feature of the RCSC is the Family Resource Room, an ideal place for parents to study or rest while their children play. In this room, students will find toys and books for all age groups, two computers, tables and chairs for adults and children, a large couch, and access to a printer.
Family-Friendly Study Room – Millar Library
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, a television with DVD player, 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. If you would like to reserve the room in advance, you may do so here.
Food Pantry - SMSU Rm. 325
The ASPSU Food Pantry stocks donated canned goods and non-perishable items. 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. The Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers and is open Monday–Friday, although the schedule varies depending on volunteer availability. To inquire about open hours, volunteer, or donate non-perishable items to the Food Pantry, contact ASPSU at 503-725-3454.
Private Lactation Rooms
Located in various buildings across campus, PSU’s Lactation Rooms provide safe, comfortable, convenient places for breastfeeding students, faculty, and staff to pump milk or feed their infants in peace. Each room includes a comfortable chair, a table, and an outlet, while some also feature refrigerators, sinks, or a hospital-grade breast pump. The rooms are kept secure with coded locks. To obtain a key code, please contact the RCSC 503-725-9878 or stop by the office at SMSU 462. You can view a map of PSU’s lactation rooms.
Groups in SHAC
Challenged by life changes, school demands, relationships and/or family concerns? Consider joining a group offered by Counseling Services located at the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). Click here for a list of groups available this term.