Portland State University

Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,715,197 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,855 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,370,761 microforms.
  • 81,467 Audio/Visual items.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 875 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



women's center, day care, health service, health insurance


math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 0% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 19 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.


  • 10% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 150 organizations on campus.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Association of African Students, Las Mujeres, MEChA, Arab Persian Student Organization, Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Chinese Student Association, Indian Student Association, Korean Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Palestinian Student Association, Russian Students Club, Saudi Club, Students for Diversity, UAE Student Union at PSU, Turkish American Student Cultural Association (TASCA), Vietnamese Student Association
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Vanguard (daily)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): PDX Airport (12)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Portland (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Portland (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Portland)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code


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