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Effective July 1, 2014, Portland State University (PSU) became a separate legal entity from the Oregon University System.  With its own Board of Trustees, PSU is no longer governed by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE). As a result of the legislation effecting this governance transition, PSU has different authorities than it previously had, and rather than promulgating Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs), it will promulgate Policies or Standards. 

Former OARs in Chapter 577, previously promulgated by PSU, were effectively readopted as PSU Standards in substantially identical form on June 30, 2014.  For convenience during this transition period, PSU Standards that were previously OARs will maintain their previous OAR numbers, without the “OAR” designator.

Chapter 580 of the OARs, previously promulgated by the SBHE, were also effectively readopted as PSU Standards in substantially identical form on June 30, 2014.  They are now also incorporated into the PSU Standards, retaining their previous OAR numbers without the “OAR” designator.  

In addition, SBHE Internal Management Directives (IMDs) and board policies were also effectively readopted as PSU policies in substantially identical form on June 30, 2014.

To interpret the Standards and Policies during this transition period, note that “Board” or “State Board of Higher Education” now refers to PSU’s Board of Trustees; “Chancellor” means “President;” “Institution” means PSU; and so on.

This website collects all of the applicable PSU Policies and Standards that were previously SBHE Chapter 580 OARs, SBHE Policies, SBHE IMDs, or PSU Chapter 577 OARs, as well as new University-wide Policies or Standards promulgated after July 1, 2014.  This website also indicates which SBHE Chapter 580 OARs, SBHE Policies, SBHE IMDs and PSU Chapter 577 OARs have been repealed or superseded by action of the University since July 1, 2014.

For additional information about the PSU Policies and Standards during this transition period, please contact the University’s Office of General Counsel at (503) 725-8050 or email Caitlyn Phipps at cphipps@pdx.edu

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