About

What We Offer

If you're looking for an informal meeting area, somewhere to buy a birthday card, or a place to practice your bowling skills, then head for the Smith Memorial Student Union. It houses several places to eat, as well as ATMs, student information, support services and art galleries.

Mission

As the living room of our urban campus, the Smith Memorial Student Union brings together students and the campus community by providing a center for ideas, programs, services, and engagement that enriches the social, cultural, and educational environment of Portland State University.

Values

Student Development

  • Support student success
  • Promote student engagement and learning
  • Provide opportunities for student leadership and employment
  • Create programs that foster community and campus pride

Service

  • Provide a consistent, high quality experience through our services offered, programs, and venues
  • Conduct ongoing assessment to identify and meet the needs of the campus community
  • Use technology to create an efficient and seamless information exchange

Sustainability

  • Manage space, material, and energy effectively and efficiently
  • Encourage community and campus engagement
  • Be responsible financial stewards of student fees and other resources

Community

  • Promote a welcoming marketplace of ideas built upon civility and respect
  • Provide high quality, adaptable event and programming spaces that encourage community involvement and collaboration
  • Foster  Portland State University pride and identity in the physical environment and the programs offered

Rules of Conduct

To facilitate Portland State University’s mission of teaching and learning, Smith Memorial Student Union requires its patrons to maintain a safe and appropriate environment. Please read our rules of conduct for prohibited behaviors and activities.