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COVID-19 RESPONSE: CPS Operations Now Fully Remote (Urban Center Office is Closed)

In response to Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible, and PSU's pursuant guidance and policies surrounding the coronavirus, the CPS office is teleworking until further notice. All staff and faculty will be working remotely, so email is the best method of communication during this time period: Our administrative team will be checking voicemail regularly for the main office phone line. Stay safe and be healthy! To track university updates, please bookmark:

PSU's Role in Dismantling Racism

Like the rest of the country, the PSU community is reeling in response to the death of George Floyd and other black men and women killed by police. Read More

Message from Center for Urban and Public Affairs Interim Dean Sy Adler

Members of the CUPA Community, we are reaching the end of an extraordinarily stressful term. Closing the campus and going on short notice to remote instruction has been extremely challenging for everyone. Read More

PSU Furloughs and the Impact on CPS

Effective June 1, 2020, PSU implemented a Work Share furlough program, and work schedules of some PSU staff members, including many at CPS have been reduced by 20% for the time being. Read More


Oregon Cybersecurity 

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VOI Partnership!

The Vietnam-Oregon Initiative is a collaborative network founded to foster and deepen partnerships between Vietnamese and Oregon entities spanning the government, academic, business, and military sectors.

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