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Advising & Career Services

PSU Career Center assists Portland State University students and alumni with career development and job search needs. In addition, the Career Center teaches students and alumni how to write resumes, interview, and conduct effective job searches.  402 University Services Building, 617 SW Montgomery Street.  503-725-4005.


You will find the books you need for your classes by visiting the Portland State University Bookstore either on campus or online.

Campus Public Safety Office

Campus Safety officers are empowered to enforce state laws and university regulations. Officers patrol the campus in marked patrol vehicles as well as on bicycle and foot. Feel free to call them whenever they can of services to you. Office located at Shattuck Hall, RM 148. EMERGENCY 503-725-4404. Non-Emergency 503-725-4407.

Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)

The Center for Student Health and Counseling is located at 1880 SW 6th Ave. Appointments for medical or counseling services can be made by calling the clinic at 503-725-2800, or by coming in and speaking with one of the receptionists. Please visit their website for more information.

SHAC, in conjunction with Campus Recreation, also publish a free online magazine called Student Health 101. Check it out!

Child Development and Family Services

The Resource Center for Students with Children and the ASPSU Children's Center (503-725-2273) provides Portland State University students with short hour child care, and The Helen Gordon Child Development Center provides full and part time child care.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center, located in 435 Smith Memorial Student Union, provides counseling, advocacy, educational training, and a number of different accommodations for PSU students with disabilities.

Events Calendar

Check out the events going on around the PSU campus.

Financial Wellness Center

We know that understanding how to manage money is an important part of student success. Through education, awareness and mentoring, the Financial Wellness Center is designed to give all students tools and resources needed to empower them to make healthy financial decisions.


Portland State University offers numerous opportunities for graduate student funding including: assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid. Students seeking fellowships should contact their department to learn of available positions.

GradShare (TM)

GradShare (TM) is a graduate student community where you can ask questions, get answers, share your experiences, and get expert advice. Joining is free!

Graduate Student Computer Lab

The Instructional Development Support Center (IDSC) is a computer lab dedicated to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students.


University Housing at Portland State University is convenient, comfortable, and a great way to meet other PSU students and get involved on campus. Our 11 buildings offer more than a place to sleep or study -- they offer community, connections to PSU and Portland, and an ethic of care.

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

Portland State University's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) offers intensive, academic-based English language (ESL) classes.

International Studies Program

The International Studies Program offers a B.A. degree in international studies based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides both a global perspective and a comprehensive view of a selected geographic region of the world.

KPSU Radio

Portland's College Radio Station.

Learning Center

In addition to helping you with your current coursework, our academic support services can assist you in developing effective learning strategies. Please utilize our resources to enhance your academic success.

Library Services

Portland State Library is integrated into Portland State University's instruction and scholarly fabric, and is actively involved with local, regional, and national user communities.

Medical Insurance

The Center for Student Health and Counseling is committed to helping PSU students understand their PSU Student Health Insurance Plan. Student Health Coordinator will lead informational sessions throughout the year.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center (MCC) provides a forum for collaborative cultural, educational, and social experiences at PSU and beyond.

Native American Student and Community Center

The Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center located on the Portland State University Campus strives to be a self-sustaining learning environment that encourages Self-determination and inspires cooperation and appreciation for all generations of all Nations; it is a gathering place based on traditional indigenous values to invigorate, promote, and engender health, goodwill, and community esteem.

Office of Information Technologies

Your technical help desk at Portland State University.

Office of International Affairs

It is the goal at the Office of International Affairs to provide you with all of the information and support you need as you pursue your education at PSU. they will assist you with visas, information about taxes and health insurance, housing, and any cultural adjustments you man experience. Each week OIA sends out an e-newsletter to the entire international student population. The Organization of International Students, OIS, is the largest student group at PSU and plays a huge role in supporting and enhancing international students' transition to new culture.

PSU Vanguard

Portland State University's student-run newspaper.


The mission of Campus Rec is to create an environment where quality recreation and wellness programs inspire, educate, and empower individuals to be positive contributors to the Portland State and global community. Our new facility located on Sixth and Montogery features: an Outdoor Program, including the equipment rental center; six lane fitness pool; two wood-floor gymnasiums; indoor soccer and multipurpose court; one-tenth mile indoor running track; 14-foot high bouldering wall; two versatile exercise and dance studios; large free-weight and exercise equipment area; over 50 cardiovascular machines; and numerous offices and meeting rooms.

Student Activities and Leadership Programs

Student Activities and Leadership Programs’ mission is to enrich and integrate students’ leadership and academic experiences in order to educate students to be ethical, socially just, and civically engaged leaders on campus and in their larger communities.

Student Legal and Mediation Services (SLMS)

SLMS provides direct legal advice and representation, when appropriate, to students by experienced and qualified attorneys and legal staff to all eligible Portland State Students. Advice is given by appointment only, except in cases of genuine emergency. Call 503-725-4556 for an appointment, or visit Smith Memorial Student Union M 340. Hours of operations: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Transportation and Parking Services

PSU Transportation and Parking Services coordinates and promotes transportation options for all PSU students. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with extended hours during the beginning of each term.

Being at the heart of downtown Portland, PSU presents students with a great opportunity to utilize one of the city's many public transportation services:

    Students commuting from the Columbia County cities of Scappoose, St.Helens, Columbia City, and Rainer should check out the Columbia County Rider transportation services website.

Veterans' Services

Portland State University (PSU) has a long and proud tradition of providing quality educational services to Oregon's returning veterans.

Women's Resource Center

Located at 1802 SW 10th (cross street is Montgomery), in the basement of Montgomery Hall, the Women's Resource Center provides a wealth of information, resources, encouragement and support for self-identified women. Please visit their website for more information.

Writing Center

The Writing Center Located in Cramer Hall, Rm. 188 is open to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University, as well as member of the community. The Center will help you with all varieties of projects, including class assignments, resumes, application essays, presentations, and creative writing.

5th Avenue Cinemas

Portland State University's student-run cinema house. Admission: FREE for PSU students & faculty w/ID!


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