Sanctuary Campus Information & Resources

Do you need help and support during this time?

Global Diversity and Inclusion would like to take a moment to reaffirm our commitment to making Portland State University a place of support, access, inclusion, and welcome for all. As a designated sanctuary campus, the Portland State community shares a commitment to the protection and support of all of our students, regardless of immigration status, national origin, religion, or any similar characteristics. We honor, respect, embrace, and value the unique contributions of all students, faculty, employees, volunteers, and our local and global communities. Feel free to contact us by phone (503.725.5919), or in person at our office in the Richard & Maurine Neuberger Center, Suite 830. Our doors are always open for those seeking support and resources.

Frequently Asked Questions:

View the answers to some frequently asked questions about PSU as a sanctuary campus.
You can also view answers to frequently asked questions about the immigration ban for PSU Students.

View the FAQ page published by the Department of Homeland Security regarding the rescission of the DACA Program.

Have you experienced threats or harassment?

Contact the Campus Public Safety Office at 503.725.4404 for emergencies, or 503.725.4407 for non-emergencies. 

Have you experienced discrimination?

Students experiencing discrimination should contact Global Diversity and Inclusion at 503.725.5919. If it involves another student, please contact the Dean of Student Life at 503.725.4422.

Announcements from Portland State University:

Read Interim President Stephen Percy's statement on PSU's continued support for DACA students 11/14/19
Read Interim President Stephen Percy’s statement on PSU’s commitment to support ‘Dreamers" 6/25/19
Read President Rahmat Shoureshi's statement reaffirming support for DACA students 3/5/18
Read Portland State Statement on DACA 3/30/17
View Vice President Carmen Suarez's DACA interview 9/5/17
Read President Wim Wiewel's public letter 1/17/17
Read President Wim Wiewel's letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley 1/31/17
Read President Wiewel's declaration of PSU as a sanctuary campus 1/31/17

Resources for PSU students, faculty, and staff:

Immigration Legal Resources:

Portland State University offers comprehensive legal services, including free confidential immigration consultation for PSU students through Student Legal Services. Students, staff, and faculty can also find additional legal resources by following the links below.

Important Information from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission:

  • View the DACA advisory from the NW Immigrant Rights Project: EnglishSpanish
  • Download the "Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids" resource: EnglishSpanish

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

The ACLU has numerous resources available at their website:

    Local Immigrant and Refugee Resources:

    National Immigrant and Refugee Resources: