The N.A.S.C.C. is a gathering space to celebrate and empower student success through culturally relevant programming, academic support, and inter-generational community engagement to preserve and perpetuate inter-tribal connection for Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander students and their allies through tradition, ceremony, and storytelling.
Traditionally, Oak Savannas were sustainably maintained by Native Americans to provide areas for plant harvesting and shelter for game animals. In 2012, the PSU Oak Savanna—a lightly forested grassland and one of the rarest plant communities in the world—was restored on the PSU campus by a group of dedicated students.
A senior instructor, Judy BlueHorse Skelton works closely with local organizations and leaders to involve her students in collaborative community projects as part of PSU's involvement with the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Consortium
Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University aims to provide the best possible educational experiences for students through excellence in teaching, research, creative activity and service to the state, tribes and society's.
The School of Gender, Race, and Nations creates new intellectual and community connections among its founding partners—Black Studies; Indigenous Nations Studies; Chicano/Latino Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies—to better understand and advocate for historically under-served populations crucial to Oregon’s success.