Student Community Engagement Center

Welcome to Student Community Engagement Center, a unit of Student Activities & Leadership Programs

Who We Are

The Student Community Engagement Center is the hub for student civic engagement at Portland State University.

Through meaningful service opportunities ranging from one-day service events to year-long service commitments, we strive to provide robust and varied co-curricular opportunities for all students at Portland State to engage with the community and become catalysts for change. If you are looking to volunteer, to fulfill hours for a class, explore something you are passionate about, or to make connections and explore Portland, stop by our office in the Smith Memorial Student Union, M113C or email us at

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Student Community Engagement Center News


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Apply to join an ASB Trip Today!

Trip applications due Monday, January 14

This year's immersive service-learning trips will go to:

San Francisco, CA: Focus on Hunger, Houselessness, and Social Equity

Camp Campbell, Redwoods, CA: Focus on Environment & Youth Outdoor Education

Trip Dates:

San Francisco, CA: Sunday, March 24 - Saturday, March 30

Camp Campbell, CA: Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, March 31

ASB Info Sessions:

Meet the team leads and learn more about our upcoming ASB trip options and organizations we'll be working with!

Thursday, January 10, 4pm - 5pm in SMSU M114 

>> Learn more and submit your application here << 


Join us for our annual MLK Engagement event!

Saturday, January 26th
@ Portland Community College - Cascade Campus
(Optional Tranportation Provided from PSU)

In observation of the MLK Day of National Service, Portland State and PCC invite students, faculty, staff, and community members for a day of discussion, skillbuilding, and service honoring and discovering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

>> More Information & Registration <<


Upcoming Serve Your City/Campus Projects:

Wednesday, January 30, 2-4pm:
Serve Your Campus: Help Care for the PSU Seed Library!
Register here:

Friday, February 8, 11:00 - 2:00pm (10:30 - 2:30 with transit):
Serve Your City: Prep & Serve Meals at the Meals on Wheels MLK Center
Register here: Coming soon!

Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 - 8:00pm (5:15 - 8:30 with transit):
Serve Your City: Prep Books for Kids at the Children’s Book Bank
Register here: Coming soon!

Wednesday, February 20, 2:00 - 3:30pm:
Serve Your Campus: Dig in at the PSU Smith Gardens
Register here:

Sunday, February 24, 2:00 - 4:15pm (1:30 - 5:00pm with transit)
Serve Your City: Meal Service with Potluck in the Park
Register here: Coming soon!

Learn more about our Serve Your City / Serve Your Campus Days here.




Location & Contact

Smith Memorial Student Union
Room M113C (mezzanine)
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201



Drop-In Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
and by appointment


Latest Issue
05/01/2018 - 2nd Spring 2018


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The Student Community Engagement Center is housed within the Student Activities and Leadership Programs (SALP) at Portland State University.

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