Engagement & Partnerships
Welcome to PSU Partners, the home of engagement and partnership at PSU!

Portland State University’s (PSU) motto, “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” exemplifies the institution’s commitment to partnerships and community engagement and defines the PSU experience. We take our role as an anchor institution seriously and contribute in meaningful ways to our region. Our vision is to be an internationally recognized urban university known for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement that contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond.



Whether you are looking for community-based learning, research or entrepreneurship, our faculty students and staff want to partner with you to address the challenges that matter to our community. 



Partnership Spectrum

The PSU Engagement and Partnership Spectrum illustrates the many ways PSU interacts with the metro region.

Partnership Council

The Partnership Council advances the wide array of community partnerships and collaborations — existing and emerging — which link PSU to the world.

PSU Partners Newsletter

The PSU Partners Newsletter is produced by the Partnership Council. This publication highlights stories of interest to our faculty, students, and community partners.

PSU Engagement in Action

Explore these videos to learn about the many ways PSU engages with the Portland metropolitan community.



Recognition and Awards

PSU is proud to have received the regional, state, and national recognition and awards for our engagement work.

Strategic Partners

PSU works closely with business and civic partners to advance strategic, regional priorities.  Learn about companies and organizations that have benefited from this successful collaboration.


National Memberships

PSU contributes to the national engagement dialogue through membership in a host of national associations.

photo of PSU impact publications


Over the past decade PSU has published several reports focusing on Portland State's impact as an economic engine for the region.