Student Policies and Guidelines

Safe Campus Module

Safe Campus Module

Portland State University desires to create a safe campus for our students. As part of that mission, PSU requires all students to take the learning module entitled Creating a Safe Campus: Preventing Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault.

Find the module in D2L. The module and accompanying exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. At the conclusion of the module, students should be aware of internal and external resources, reporting options, and PSU's policies and codes regarding gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence and domestic violence.

Creating a Culture of Respect Module

All PSU employees, including student employees, must complete the training module "Creating a Culture of Respect: Preventing Prohibited Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment." PSU strives to maintain a climate that values diversity and exemplifies mutual respect. To that end, you are required to complete this module in the first two weeks of employment. Please follow these instructions for completing the diversity training. Your supervisor can assist you with any questions.

This training offers strategies for preventing unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation within the University.  It teaches our community how to respond appropriately when they become aware of potential discrimination or harassment, educates us about the risk of liability to Portland State University, its managers, and individual employees, and, in keeping with PSU’s core values; promotes a climate of mutual respect.

Reasonable Accommodation/Access Policy

PSU students with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations that give them the opportunity for equal access to educational programs, activities, and university life. Prospective students are provided with reasonable accommodations to assist them in the application process.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works to ensure equal access to University courses, programs, facilities, services, and activities by providing students with documented disabilities reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, training, consultation, and technical assistance.

Student Conduct

The Student Conduct and Community Standards Program promotes a culture of integrity and respect though the administration of policies such as the Student Code of Conduct, which articulates standards of appropriate behavior of students. This program administers policies and regulations that help the University to operate in a climate of free inquiry and expression, and assists it in protecting its academic environment and educational purpose. Students would seek assistance from the Conduct and Community Standards Program when they are seeking policy information, charged with a violation, or are report various concerns about potential student misconduct.

Academic Integrity

The policy governing academic integrity is part of the Code of Student Conduct and Responsibility. Academic integrity is a cornerstone of any meaningful education and a reflection of each student’s maturity and integrity. The Code of Student Conduct and Responsibility, which applies to all students, prohibits all forms of academic misconduct, fraud, and dishonesty. These acts include, but are not limited to: plagiarism, buying and selling of course assignments and research papers, performing academic assignments (including tests and examinations) for other persons, unauthorized collaboration, disclosure and receipt of academic information, and other practices commonly understood to be academic misconduct.

Student Health Insurance

Domestic students enrolled in five (5) or more in-load credit hours per term, or international students enrolled in one (1) credit hour, are required to carry major medical health insurance while attending PSU. Students are assessed a quarterly health insurance fee that enrolls them in the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan. A student may waive out of the PSU-sponsored health insurance plan if they maintain personal health insurance that meets University criteria. For more information about the PSU student health insurance waiver process, waiver deadlines, or to review the benefits and rules of the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan, visit