Get Involved

Below is a non-exhaustive list of Portland-area organizations to help you get involved in your community. These organizations are not endorsed by the University of Oregon. If you have additional suggestions, please email studentlifepdx@uoregon.edu.

Campus

Architecture and Allied Arts Portland Student Council: A student group focused on connecting students in architecture, art and technology, product design, sports product design and historic preservation.

Sports Product Management Class of 2018 Committee: A Sports Product Management student group for the graduating class of 2018.

Sports Product Management Progress for Portland: A Sports Product Management student group focused on community service.

UO Portland Student Council: A student advisory group representing all Portland academic programs dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive community on the Portland campus. 

Women of Sports Product Management: A Sports Product Management student group focused on empowering women.

Cultural

Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon: preserves and promotes the heritage of Oregon’s diverse Arab-American community through programs and events.

Asia-focused Organizations: A curated list by Portland State University of local Asia-focused organizations.

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber: increases the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington.

Latino Network: transforms the lives of Latino youth, families, and communities.

Say Hey: honors professionals of color who have recently relocated to Oregon or SW Washington and helps them connect with our region’s multicultural community.

Urban League of Portland: empowers African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security.

Industry

Business

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network: helps Oregon entrepreneurs start up and scale up by connecting them to peers and mentors, startup funding opportunities, and hands-on training.

Portland Business Alliance: advocates for commerce, building community, and supporting regional prosperity.

Technology Association of Oregon: A recognized leader in shaping, growing, and uniting technology and business communities.

Communications

American Marketing Association: connects professionals through professional development events, networking opportunities, and monthly luncheons.

Public Relations Society of America: supports lifelong professional development and honors excellence in public relations.

Design

AIGA: A diverse group of individuals working to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and cultural force.

American Institute of Architects: The voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.

Architectural Heritage Center: inspires people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable communities.

Law

Multnomah Bar Association: A group of lawyers working for justice, service, professionalism, education, and leadership for their members and community.

Oregon State Bar: promotes respect for the rule of law, improves the quality of legal services, and increases access to justice.

Oregon Women Lawyers: transforms the practice of law and ensures justice and equality by advancing women and minorities in the legal profession.

Sports

Athletic and Outdoor Young Professionals: creates meaningful events and opportunities through education, networking, and mentorship.

LGBTQIA+

Basic Rights Oregon: A political action committee with the goal of ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBTQIA+: The UO Eugene campus staff support all students and help create inclusive communities.

Portland State University Queer Resource Center: provides students with support and community.

PQ Monthly: A monthly LGBTQ newspaper and website covering local Portland LGBTQ news and events.

Q Center: increases the visibility of and fosters connection within Portland’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) community.