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

Coming up this October:

Join us for a fun and engaging morning of service with the Portland State community! Enjoy morning refreshments, lunch, and engaging conversation as we help prep gardens for the winter, organize donations, support our on-campus food pantry, and reflect how we can best live our motto: Let knowledge serve the city. Transportation to off-campus sites is provided. Learn about more ways to engage in the community while connecting with others!

Sign up here to join us for Portland State of Mind Day of Service!

Additional Fall Service Projects:

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12-1:30pm:
Serve Your Campus: Dig in at the Smith Garden with the Student Sustainability Center
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Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9am - 12:30pm:
Serve Your City: Alder College Day at Alder Elementary School
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Friday, November 2, 2018, 11am - 1pm:
Serve Your Campus: Dig in at the PSU Orchard with the Student Sustainability Center
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Friday, November 16, 2018, 9am - 12:30pm:
Serve Your City: Sort Donations at Sunshine Division as part of Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
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MAPS mentors with students at Alder Elementary

We are currently looking for motivated students interested in joining our MAPS program.  

Becoming a MAPS mentor is a great way to make an impact in the lives of Alder Elementary students. Along with helping mentees through 1:1 connections in the classroom, mentors bonds with their mentees through engaging in conversations and activities around college, higher ed, and professional careers.  Alder Elementary School has a large population of students who face economic barriers in a diverse multilingual and multicultural area. We hope to strengthen these students’ aspirations for university achievement at an early age. Transportation is provided by a generous sponsorship from Zipcar. Mentors serve for a minimum of two terms; training will begin mid-Fall. 

For more information and to apply to be a MAPS Mentor, visit the MAPS Mentor Application


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


S A L P Student Activities & Leadership Programs

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

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