How to Get Involved

Gather a team, create a slate, and run for office!

Student Government Elections

The deadline for completion of this application is Friday March 19th at 5pm

By choosing to run, you have embraced the call to service that the best citizens in society often hear: that each of us should do whatever we can to make our communities a better place. PSU is just such a community, one that often influences the City of Portland and the State of Oregon through lobbying efforts, providing leadership on issues of sustainability and clean energy development, as well as through charitable and community giving. In short, by running for the ASPSU office, you have chosen to embrace this community leadership.As candidates, these elections are focused on you and how you (if elected) will serve the best interests of the student body. In short, a successful election cannot happen without candidates actively campaigning and motivating the student body to come out and vote. Email for more information.

Learn more about the application and hiring process

Apply to join Student Government!

ASPSU provides a unique student leadership opportunity to advocate and represent the broader interest of all PSU students to the administration. If you are interested in joining or what to learn more follow these steps: Review the job description of the position you're interested in applying for including its ELSA scholarship amount; Submit an application in the Campus Connect Portal; Reach out to for any questions and await to hear back from our hiring team for an interview because we accept applications on a rolling basis and fill positions as needed

Eligibility Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergrad & 3.0 for grad; enrolled in at least 6 credits for undergrad & 5 credits for grad, participation and passing of the leadership development requirement [Civil Engagement Leadership Fellows Class]

Would you like to receive internship course credit for your activism on campus?

Student Government Internship

ASPSU currently has an internship program that's offered during the Fall and Winter Term! The skills and topics addressed in this class are critical to having a successful understanding of the civic and political process. The Civic Leadership Development Internship course was created to foster early involvement and increased understanding of organizing, participatory democracy, and student advocacy. You will actually earn class credit through various activism field activities and tactics like clip boarding, campaign planning and implementation, volunteer recruitment, and leadership development! For more information, do not hesitate to contact the ASPSU Advisor, Candace Avalos (

Apply to become a student rep in an AUC today!

All University Committees

These committees are key elements of Shared Governance at Portland State University. Constitutional committees report to the Faculty Senate, and administrative committees report directly to the University President. To assure student representation on all matters of policy, the ASPSU President nominates students to sit on these committees. Any student can sit on these committees, and all students are encouraged to do so. Follow these steps to get involved:

Learn more about the Student Leadership Activities Programs (SALP)

PSU Campus Connect

Join a club or organization today and learn more!

Did you know that there are 200+ student groups, clubs, and organizations you can join virtually using the Campus Connect platform? Discover unique opportunities at PSU attending extracurricular events, join student groups/ organizations, and track your student leadership development for professional development. Join a new organization and utilize discussion, news posts, and group messaging. Discover events happening on campus virtually, and record your activities and memberships on campus to showcase your involvement.