Campus support services in response to shooting incident
Author: Michele Toppe, Dean of Student Life
Posted: November 7, 2017

The Office of the Dean of Student Life and the Office of Human Resources would like to offer support for students, faculty and staff who may have been impacted by a shooting incident which occurred early this morning at the 900 block of SW Montgomery Street. While the victim involved in this incident is not affiliated with PSU and authorities have determined that there is no ongoing threat, we know that such acts impact us all and we write to provide information about resources available to all members of the PSU community.

The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) has a team of mental health professionals available to provide confidential services to any student seeking support. Students can access services by calling 503-725-2800 or by visiting SHAC during regular business hours. More information is available at

The PSU C.A.R.E.Team/Dean of Student Life Office helps coordinate support services for students in distress and those needing assistance in navigating university resources. If you know someone who is in distress or needing this kind of support, please contact the office at 503-725-4422 or go to for more information.

Our campus resource centers are available for students and staff to gather to process their thoughts and feelings with others in our campus community. A list of all the campus resource centers is available here:

For employees, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers crisis counseling and up to three counseling sessions face-to-face, over the phone or online. This resource is for PSU benefit-eligible employees. More information on available services can be found at: They can also be reached by calling 503-639-3009.

The investigation of this crime is being led by the Portland Police Bureau. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457. PSU Campus Public Safety Office is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and can be reached via phone at 503-725-4404 (emergency) or 503-725-4407 (non-emergency). 

If you are needing support during this time, we encourage you to access these PSU resources.