Congratulations on your acceptance to Portland State University. This is an amazing place to earn your degree!
Here at Portland State University, we know that diversity is an essential part of student learning and education. The Diversity and Multicultural Student Services (DMSS) is a resource available to all students that honors the diversity of all people by providing resources, assistance and community.
Live music, mouthwatering food and boisterous conversation beckon people from all walks of life to come celebrate Nepalese art and tradition at Portland State. Every winter term, the Nepalese Student Association (NSA), one of our many student organizations, hosts the Nepalese Cultural Night. NSA is made up of both international and domestic students, most of whom have Nepalese roots, however all PSU students are invited to join! They foster this attitude of inclusivity at the event as well, creating a space for community members, faculty and students and their families to mingle and share their love of Nepalese culture.
This March is the month of creativity at PSU. Performances, concerts and seminars will be heard all around campus, beckoning students to take a break from school work and enjoy the show. Here are some event highlights happening in March. For a more comprehensive list, check out the PSU events calendar.
When you start thinking about college, it can be hard to visualize what you’ll accomplish after graduating—you may not even know what you want to study, let alone what career path you’ll take.
For many people, getting a degree can seem just out of reach. This can be especially true for low-income, immigrant and first-generation college students.
For anyone coming to college for the first time, the task of making friends and joining a community can be daunting. This is especially true for students coming from outside the continental U.S., who may not know a single person when first arriving on campus.
Every year in May, the Pacific Islanders Clubs holds their main annual event, the Lu’au for all Portland State students and community members to enjoy. It is a festive night that honors the eight Pacific Islands and includes music, food, merchandise, a photo booth, and even a ceremonial Kava Circle. We spoke with Xylia Lydgate, PSU student and coordinator of the Lu’au, to get caught up on the happenings of the event.