Native American Student & Community Center

[UPDATE] Due to the growing concern related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Native American Student and Community Center will be closed starting today (Friday 03/13/20) through March 29th.
We will re-evaluate as information comes in over the next few weeks.

To contact professional staff, who will be working remotely:
- Yolonda Salguiero with the Cultural Resource Centers can be reached at yms@pdx.edu
- Trevino Brings Plenty with Multicultural Retention Services can be reached at trevino@pdx.edu
- Robert Franklin with the Native American Student and Community Center can be reached at ref4@pdx.edu

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Welcome

The Native American Student & Community Center (NASCC) is a gathering space to celebrate and empower student success through culturally relevant programming, academic support, and inter-generational community engagement to preserve and perpetuate inter-tribal connection for Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander students and our allies through tradition, ceremony, and storytelling. The NASCC is one of five Cultural Resource Centers at PSU and is a part of Diversity and Multicultural Student Services. 

The NASCC features a standard classroom, two conference rooms, full-service kitchen, computer lab, a fireplace lounge, and an eco-roof garden. An aerial view of the NASCC reveals the salmon-shaped design of the building, with rooftop walkways and ramps designed to represent the fish’s scales and backside.

Completed in 2003, the NASCC would not have happened without the hard work and dedication of our Native American elders, community members, leaders, PSU alumni, staff, and faculty. 

Every year the NASCC hosts an Honor Day graduation ceremony for participating Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander students completing degree requirements at Portland State University.

Four student groups are housed at the NASCC:

  • PIC: Pacific Islanders Club
  • UISHE: United Indians Students in Higher Education
  • AISES: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Student Chapter)
  • Healing Feathers

The NASCC is located at 710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR 97201 and is open weekdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. You can contact the front desk by e-mail at nascc@pdx.edu or call 503-725-9695. There are two accessible entrances to the NASCC, please see the NASCC ADA Access Map (PDF) for more information.

Paid parking is available in the area at PSU Shattuck Parking Lot, across the street from the NASCC, or at PSU Parking Structure #1, two blocks from the venue, as well as limited on-street parking at City of Portland meters. All spots are subject to availability. Nearby transit stops include the PSU South MAX stop (serving Green, Orange, and Yellow lines) and service on the 8 and 68 TriMet bus lines. 

Reserve the NASCC

The NASCC is available to rent from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. To preview the different spaces that are available to rent and steps to submit a reservation request go to the Reserve the NASCC page. 

NASCC Events Calendar

The NASCC Events Calendar provides a list of events that are scheduled in the NASCC.
For programs facilitated by the NASCC please go to the NASCC Programs Calendar.

NASCC Tours

Tours of the NASCC are available and must be scheduled ahead of time.
To request a tour please fill out the NASCC Tours Request Form.

Donate to the NASCC

Any donation, big or small is a very thoughtful gift, if you wish to donate to the NASCC funding, please visit our NASCC Donation Page, where you can donate to any of the following programs:

  • Native American Honor Day

  • Native American Student and Community Center Programs

  • NASCC Emergency Fund

  • NASCC Scholarship Fund


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