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International Student Life: Places of Interest on Campus

Advising and Career Services (ACS)

Advising & Career Services is responsible for the career development needs of all PSU students and academic advising for students who are exploring or changing majors, experiencing academic difficulties, or planning to transfer to PSU. We provide advising referrals to academic departments or colleges/schools for transfer and current students who have chosen a major. To view the ACS website, please click here.

Campus Recreation Center (ASRC)

Campus Rec offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including six program areas all uniquely designed to offer recreation in the areas of Aquatics, Fitness and Health Promotions, Intramurals and Special Events, Rec Clubs, Inclusive Rec and Community Service and an Outdoor Program. No matter what the interest, Campus Rec has something for everyone and at any level to help supports students' health, fitness, emotional, physical, and mental well being. Campus Rec provides opportunities for students to meet other students, create and join a variety of communities, and participate in diverse activities and events! Student membership is included in students’ tuition and fees for those taking one credit or more. Drop-in Group X fitness classes such as yoga, cycle, strength, cardio, and others are included in the membership at no additional cost. A PSU or a government-issued photo ID is required to enter the facility and signing up and paying for special classes, events, tournaments, Intramural leagues, locker/towel memberships etc. is easy by visiting the Member Services desk on the second floor of the Rec Center.

Learning Center

The Learning Center fosters the student learning process by empowering PSU students to accomplish their academic and personal goals. The Learning Center strives to do this through peer tutoring, academic coaching, workshops, and College Success courses. The Learning Center promotes leadership employing over forty student employees, interns, and graduate assistants. To view the Learning Center website, please click here.

Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is committed to student success by serving as the principal resource for students, faculty, and staff regarding graduate certificate and degree requirements, degree status, petition procedures, thesis and dissertation preparation, final oral examinations, eligibility of graduate assistants, and academic standing. To view the Office of Graduate Studies website, please click here.

Queer Resource Center (QRC)

The Queer Resource Center provides students along the sexuality and gender spectrum with the support they need to persist to graduation. The QRC builds conscious coalitions among sexuality and gender related organizations within Portland State University and the surrounding community to strengthen support structures across communities and identities.  To make mentorship opportunities possible between the Queer PSU staff and faculty and PSU students, the Queer Resource Center provides advocacy to students, faculty and staff in the pursuit of accessing full institutional benefits. The QRC make the needs of students, staff and faculty along sexuality and gender spectra are a campus-wide priority as they provide the awareness, knowledge, and skills within campus departments. To view the QRC website, please click here.

Student Activities and Leadership Programs (SALP)

Student Activities and Leadership Programs' mission is to enrich and integrate students' leadership and academic experiences in order to educate students to be ethical, socially just, and civically engaged leaders on campus and in their larger communities.

SALP achieves this by advising student organizations, supporting student government, supervising student-led services, organizing cross-campus leadership development programs, and facilitating the work of the Portland State Programming Board.  To view the SALP website, please click here.

Women's Resource Center (WRC)

The Portland State University Women's Resource Center advocates for the best educational and campus experience for all members of our community.  The Women's Resource Center sponsors several programs which are integral to student success, well-being, and community involvement. To view the WRC website, please click here.


Writing Center

The Writing Center is open to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University, as well as members of the community.  The Writing Center can help students with a variety of projects, including class assignments, resumes, application essays, presentations, and creative writing.  To view the Writing Center website, please click here.