Considering Moving Off-Campus or Leaving School?
Carefully read the Contract Terms & Conditions [located to the left under Resources] and note that there are only a few specific approved cancellations such as, graduation, study abroad, military duty, and some medical or financial situations pending approval. Depending on the circumstances financial penalties may apply. If you're uncertain about your situation, talk to the Housing Office staff before making any decisions.
Montgomery Resident Services Desk
The Resident Services Desk, located at SW 10th and Montgomery (across from Starbucks), provides assistance to residents with checking in and out, packages, lock-outs and lock changes. During the academic year, the Resident Services Desk is open 7 days a week, 9am-midnight. During university closures, holidays and breaks, the Resident Services Desk is open limited hours, to be determined. Contact them at (503) 725-4385.
Residence Hall Association
RHA is your Residence Hall Association. RHA is the governing body that represents resident students of Portland State University. RHA is the voice of the residents that live on campus, and they work to provide programming, including the community garden (near Stephen Epler). Are you having a problem in your community? Do you need your voice heard? RHA is a great forum to receive student backing and to speak to your community representative or other members. The RHA is supported and sponsored by the student activity and housing fees that all housing residents pay. For more information, visit the RHA website.
National Residence Hall Honorary
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the only nationwide organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls; it is also considered the recognition branch of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Inc. NRHH is designed to give local, regional, and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their campus and residence halls. NACURH firmly believes in the value of student involvement in residence hall life through community service, community building, advocacy, and educational programming.
Portland State University's Viking Chapter is limited to one percent of our residence hall population, or 20 members, whichever is greater. NRHH is a very select group of leaders thus being selected into the membership is an honor. Currently, the Viking Chapter's Selection Committee is recruiting nominations and determining new members twice per academic year, once in Fall and the second in Spring. For more information, visit the NRHH website.