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Welcome to PSU Partners, the home of engagement and partnership at PSU!
PSU Partners serves to highlight and advance PSU's community engagement and partnership activities and illustrate our role as an anchor institution in the Portland metropolitan region. Our team leads university wide economic development and community engagement efforts that deliver on strategic regional priorities. We also serve as an essential gateway into PSU's robust partnership and engagement portfolio. Engagement and partnerships are a part of virtually every PSU program and division. We seek to make available the variety of programs, and partnerships that animate our motto, “Let Knowledge Serve the City.” 

The PSU Engagement and Partnership Spectrum illustrates the many ways PSU interacts with the metro region. From community-based courses to strategic partnerships, our team works to connect the assets of the university to the opportunities and challenges facing our neighborhoods, the city of Portland, the metropolitan region, and the state of Oregon.


Engagement in Curriculum

PSU offers hundreds of courses each
academic year that engage with local
and regional partners.  

Community Engagement Research Academy

CERA is a PSU hosted learning hub for faculty,
staff and partners interested in identifying effective
and promising practices for community-university engagement. 

Strategic Partners

PSU partners with the region’s largest
employers to advance innovation, economic
growth and workforce development. 


Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The startup community is thriving in Portland,
Oregon. PSU faculty and students enjoy amazing
access to programs, networks, tools and facilities
that make PSU a great place to pursue an
invention or start a company.  

PSU Partnership Council

A campus-wide forum for growing and
sustaining PSU’s community engagement

Economic and Workforce Development

PSU aligns academic programming with the needs of regional employers and provides a skilled workforce that fuels economic growth.