Student Fee Committee

Meets on Mondays from 10-12 PM and Tuesdays at 10:30-2:30 PM

This Student Fee Committee is composed of 7 members and is responsible for recommending the allocation of the Student Fee to the ASPSU Student Government, University President, and the PSU Board of Trustees. It is the job of the SFC to allocate money to student funded programs and services that further the cultural and physical development of the students at large. Want to attend an SFC meeting? Email aspsusfc@pdx.edu 

Student Life Committee

Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 5-6 PM

To ensure ASPSU is visible to a wide range of students while increasing overall student involvement in extracurricular activities within and outside of ASPSU. Much of the quality of the college experience is predicated on the presence of extra curricular and co- curricular activities. Such activities help contribute to the healthy social life of the college student, as well as broadening the opportunities for cultural and intellectual development. Given Portland State University’s status as a non-traditional commuter campus, ASPSU believes it is of paramount importance to actively support such activities and encourage their growth through appropriate policy advocacy and event programming. Contact aspsusld@pdx.edu for any student affairs related inquires!


 

University Affairs Committee

Meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM

The University Affairs Committee mission shall be to act as advocates for students regarding internal policies, practices, and decisions of Portland State University as an organization. This committee will work at all times to ensure student participation in the shared governance of the University in matters which include, but are not limited to: campus safety; purchase and sale of properties; the financial and structural service of academic, mixed-use, and auxiliary buildings; collective bargaining negotiation; departmental funding; the setting of fees, and the recommendation of tuition levels. Contact aspsusld@pdx.edu for any university affairs related inquires!

Multicultural Affairs Committee

Meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9-10 AM

To ensure the diversity of the PSU Student body is fully represented and to advocate that their voices be heard at ASPSU and with Administration with the purpose of creating intentional accountabilities towards affirming the value and contribution of these diverse communities as essential parts to the PSU community. We shall advocate for policies that remove institutional barriers for underrepresented and marginalized communities, monitor policies by the University pertaining to diversity and inclusion, helping students in underrepresented communities with finding resources and tracking the implementation of the new Cultural Centers as well as serving on the Oregon Students of Color Coalition (OSCC). For any multicultural affairs related inquires please email aspsumd@pdx.edu.

Academic Affairs Committee

Meets weekly on Fridays from 6:30-7:30 PM

Ensure that students have the resources and support they need to successfully continue and complete their post-secondary education at PSU. We believe that all students should be entitled to a welcoming, and inclusive campus community and learning environment in this object of this committee to ensure this environment through the appropriate representation in the generation of all policies affecting the academic life of students. The mission of the Academic Affairs Committee is to ensure that whenever policy is crafted by any relevant higher education body (from PSU administrators to local legislature) that is relevant to PSU’s students, the voice and interests of our students are part of the process. For any academic affairs related inquiries please contact aspsuad@pdx.edu.

Equal Rights & Advocacy Committee

Meets weekly on Friday from 10-11 AM

The Equal Rights Committee works to create a more socially just campus in which the needs of traditionally marginalized groups on campus are met so that they are allowed equitable opportunities to succeed as students. In order for equal rights to ever become an actual reality, our campus needs a system in place to adequately educate its members on social issues surrounding social identity groups. For any equal rights affairs related inquiries please contact aspsuerad@pdx.edu.

International Affairs Committee

Meets weekly on Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Advocacy, Competency and Engagement (ACE) are the three root directives in which the International Affairs Committee (IAC) will operate - through which, a culturally integrated campus will be established. This committee is the first of its kind and will work towards laying the foundation for international student support within ASPSU. For any inquiries regarding international student affairs please contact aspsuiad@pdx.edu.

Legislative Affairs Committee

Mets weekly on Friday from 4-5 PM

To advocate on the behalf of the students of Portland State University as well as building student involvement in the legislative process so that they can advocate for themselves, thereby guaranteeing that the student voice and perspective is heard in the State Legislature whenever students are a stakeholder in the conversation. For any legislative affairs related inquiries please contact aspsuld@pdx.edu.

Sustainability Affairs Committee

Meets weekly on Mondays from 9-10 PM

Through engagement and advocacy within the city of Portland, along with building relationships with student organizations, the Portland State Sustainability Affairs Committee will educate and promote sustainable practices to the student body at large. Contact aspsusd@pdx.edu for more information!

Meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 3-4 PM

The Constitution and Judicial Review Board is a recognized branch of ASPSU responsible for ruling on questions of interpretation of the ASPSU Constitution and any rules promulgated under it. The five justices who are appointed to serve on the Judicial Board are responsible for giving neutral opinions on matters regarding ASPSU and the Student Body at large. The ASPSU Judicial Board must also rule on appeals submitted by members of ASPSU, as well as recommend revisions to the Constitution and all branch Bylaws for approval by the student body and the Student Senate. Email aspsujbd@pdx.edu for any questions or inquiries!

Meet your Student Government

The Leadership Core consists of the President, Vice President, Chief of Staff, Advisor, Operations, and Publicity Director. LCORE primarily manages internal affairs within the organization providing general support to each director and their respective committees. Email aspsuprs@pdx.edu for any questions or inquiries!

Oregon Students Association (OSA)

Oregon Student Association is a statewide, student led coalition of student governments working together to protect the interests of students in higher education in Oregon. OSA was founded in 1975. Over the years OSA has run and succeeded at many grassroots organizing campaigns as well as many legislative advocacy campaigns on issues such as affordability, financial aid access, racial justice in higher education, LGBTQ justice in higher education, food and housing security, and support for student veterans and student parents. To learn more about student engagement opportunities with OSA please contact calvin@orstudents.org for more information! 

View OSA's priority bills for this upcoming legislative session:

HB2542- Increases transparency around mandatory fees, requires institutional disclosure of usage of mandatory fees
HB2919Textbook On Time Adoption- Requires faculty to show total cost of course materials at time of registration
HB2835- Addresses housing and food insecurity by creating dedicated Basic Needs Navigator Positions at each campus.
HB2590-  Student Voice Bill: Initiates Higher education road show for legislators to tour institutions to better understand where need is for better state investment and focus

Please contact your legislator and ask them to support these bills! You can find your state legislators here.