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


College of Design 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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.