Work Life Balance
Portland State University is committed to creating a workplace environment that supports its community members in balancing their professional and personal lives. To support our community members below is a collection of links to organizations and resources at PSU and in the Portland, community to help us all integrate balance and wellness into our lives.
- Child Care and Services
- Elder Care
- Lactation Space
- Wellness on Campus
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Resource for Newly Relocated Staff
- National Adoption Information Clearinghouse Provides comprehensive information on adoption.
Child Care and Services
- Helen Gordon Child Development Center Provides full day infant/toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs; waitlist available.
- Little Vikings Provides flexible care for children of students, staff and faculty at PSU ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
- Babysitter's list is a list of PSU students providing babysitting for reasonable rate.
- Services for Students with Children is a program that helps student parents manage the conflicting roles and responsibilities that school, work, and family demand of them.
- Graduate School of Social Work, Child Care Links Useful links on child care, work, and family.
- Employee Assistance Program for benefit eligible employees, adjuncts, and graduate assistance offer resources finding childcare.
- Child Care Aware Provides information about types of care, accreditation licensing, how to choose care, how to evaluate a provider or locate a provider.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children Provides NAEYC-accredited childcare providers along with articles, books, and brochures.
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program provides information about safeguarding the health of low-income women, infants, and children.
- Institute on Aging Provides information on the quality of life issues for elders and their families, along with training, assistance, and sponsorship of organizations for elders.
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Provides information on elder issues.
- Social Security Provides information from the U.S. Social Security Administration.
- Medicare Provides information on Medicare services.
- Medicaid Provides information on Medicaid services.
PSU has designated certain private locations as suitable for lactating mothers under ORS 653.077 who are expressing milk by manual or mechanical means. The following links provide a list of locations as well as a guide for Employee's Breastfeeding and working.
Wellness on Campus
- Campus Rec A faculty and staff rate is available to current Portland State employees; verification of employment status and a valid Portland State ID and photo Identification is required for membership.
- Healthy Campus is guided by Healthy Campus 2020, an effort that provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide.
- Oregon Department of Human Services Provides information on issues such as child and family services, abuse and neglect, addiction, mental health, people with disabilities, seniors and public health.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Provides additional resources on health and human services, available nationally.
- Campus Public Safety Provides information, including a campus safety guide and crime prevention tips.
- Work/Life Policy The purpose of this policy is to provide direction for the University's commitment to support employees in both their work and personal lives.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Commission on the Status of Women The commission is committed to creating a campus climate that supports, encourages and values the full participation of all women within the PSU community.
- Cultural Resource Centers Provides a forum for collaborative cultural, educational and social experiences at PSU and beyond.
- Native American Center Provides a learning center to unite all communities.
- Mittleman Jewish Community Center Provides programs for everyone age 6 weeks to 100 years. Membership based and anyone can join regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
- PSU Women's Resource Center The Women's Resource Center seeks to empower women and to encourage their active and equal participation in all levels of the university community and the larger society.
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion A resource for information on several PSU networks and task forces, including the interpersonal violence network, safe space network, sexual harassment task force and the sexual diversity task force.
- President's Sexual and Gender Equality Task Force (SAGE) The task force is committed to creating a campus environment that supports and encourages full participation of sexual minorities in all aspects of campus life.
- Say Hey, NW is an informal reception to honor new professionals of color who have arrived in Oregon/SW Washington during the last 18 months. If you are new or know someone new, please contact Vicki Nakashima, Partners in Diversity, by calling (503) 203-5624 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org