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Physical Accessibility

Becoming a truly accessible campus for all students, employees and visitors is an ongoing effort at Portland State University. A number of stakeholders including Facilities and Property Management, Capital Projects and Construction, the Disability Resource Center, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, and the Registrar’s Office coordinate efforts to meet the needs of students, employees and community members.

These efforts include, but are not limited to, being knowledgeable about building codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act, identifying accessibility barriers, bringing non-compliant facilities and spaces up to code, responding to the requests of campus constituents, and being aware of accessibility best practices and emerging technologies.

Facilities and Property Management (FPM) funds the maintenance and repair of campus facilities, spaces and building systems in academic buildings and spaces. This work includes such things as repairing broken automatic door openers, sidewalks, ramps, elevators and removing trip hazards. FPM also funds projects that are required by city, state and federal codes, regulations and other laws. To contact FPM, please click here or call 503-725-3738.

Individual departments and schools that wish to increase or enhance accessibility beyond what currently exists are encouraged to do so using funds under their control. The Capital Projects and Construction (CPC) department will provide an estimate for desired work and will manage the project if the department chooses to proceed. To contact CPC, please click here or call 503-725-3738.

New construction and renovation projects give the university the opportunity to bring facilities and spaces up to current codes. In some cases, projects go beyond required codes and create living and learning environments that are not only accessible to all campus constituents, but also provide an equitable experience for everyone navigating to, from and within campus buildings. 

Barriers to Physical Access

If you have faced a barrier to physical accessibility on campus please let us know by completing our notification form.

Important Contact Information

Physical Accessibility Information

Campus Map and Floorplans with Accessibiliy Information:

Current Physical Accessibility Impact Notices:

Physical Accessibility Mailing List: Click the link to sign up to receive notifications of any temporary barries to physical accessbility such as temporary re-routed access to buildings and spaces on campus, broken elevators and door openers

Related Policies: Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Departmental Contacts

Work Order Center

Phone: 503-725-2FIX (2349)
Address: University Services Building, Room 202, 617 SW Montgomery St (campus map)

Disability Resource Center

Phone: 503-725-4150
Address: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 116  (campus map)

Human Resources

Email: Kerry Gilbreth,
Address: Market Center Building, Suite 518  (campus map)

Office of Equity and Compliance

Phone: 503-725-5919
Address: Market Center Building, Suite 830  (campus map)


Environmental Health and Safety

City of Portland Emergency Preparedness Video:
Phone: 503-725-9948
Address: University Services Building, Suite 202  (campus map)


If you have any questions about physical accessibility at PSU, please contact:

Sarah Kenney
Planning, Construction, and Real Estate
Phone: 503-735-5401