Dean of Student Life
Welcome students! Whether you are a new face on campus or already part of the community, the below Dean of Student Life departments can assist you towards making your experience at Portland State unique, safe, and memorable.




Office of the Dean of Student Life

Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU)
Room 433
1825 SW Broadway
Portland OR, 97201
Phone: 503-725-4422


First Amendment – Free Speech Guide

What exactly is free speech? What is the difference between harassment, slander and free speech? What about hate speech?

Portland State University respects and supprts freedom of speech and academic freedom. We also are responsible for keeping our campus safe from harassment and intimidation.

We hope this guide is a helpful reference for our campus community, to better understand the rights and responsibilities related to the First Amendment. 


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