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What is PSU CARES?

PSU CARES connects students with resources when they are experiencing distress or other concerns that might impact their personal or academic success. CARE Advocates meet with students to hear about their concerns and collaborate on a plan to optimize their ability to continue and succeed at PSU.

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Types of Concerns referred to PSU CARES:

  • Housing insecurity/houselessness
  • Financial insecurity
  • Health or mental health concerns
  • Medical emergency
  • Hospitalization or hospital transport
  • Death of a student or family member
  • Family emergency
  • Events that are traumatic or disruptive
  • Academic concerns (Assistance with filing petitions)
  • Harm to self or others
  • Disruption or other conduct concerns
  • Impacted by crime or assault
  • Harassment, bias, or discrimination
  • Retention concerns

Connect with us

Email: askdos@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-4422
Location: Smith Memorial Union, Suite 433
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

If you need after hours response, call Campus Public Safety Office
Emergency: 503-725-5911
Non-emergency: 503-725-4407
or 911.

Resources

Faculty and staff may be the first to notice a student is struggling and may be in the best position to reach out with care and concern. The following is intended to provide you with resources and referral information for supporting distressed or disruptive students in addition to submitting a CARE Referral. Anyone can utilize these resources, and itis not an exhaustive list.