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 Market Center Building, Suite 830. Our doors are always open for those seeking support and resources.

The following resources have been collected from various areas across PSU and online, and presented here for ease of access.

DACA Events by PSU Student Legal Services

Portland State Student Legal Services is offering events to help those affected by the recent news regarding DACA. Find out more at the SLS Facebook Event page.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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

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:

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:

Here is a list of other PSU resources for students, faculty, and staff:

Local Immigrant and Refugee Resources:

National Immigrant and Refugee Resources: