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Find Community at UO Portland

Learn about student organizations, check out upcoming events, and find service opportunities in the local community.

Start a Student Organization


At UO Portland, we understand that student involvement and academic success go hand-in-hand. There are many ways that you can get involved on the UO Portland campus and in the broader Portland community. Whether you're interested in joining one of our student organizations, volunteering at a local food bank, or kicking back at a Student Life-sponsored Trivia Night - the community-building opportunities are endless!

Event Calendar          Student Organizations         Community Engagement

student life event calendar

Student Life and Belonging coordinates programming with students in mind. Outside of class, students can attend a variety of events intended to build community within and across academic programs. You can find a full list of UO Portland events here. If you would like to host an event on campus in partnership with Student Life, please email our Student Life Engagement Coordinator Emily Fischer at

GATHER with Basecamp Outdoor Industry Networking Event
Event: GATHER with Basecamp Outdoor Industry Networking Event
GATHER with Basecamp Outdoor Industry Networking Event Apr 18 109 NW Naito


Student organizations
PDX Student Council members talk in the student lounge.


students sit on the floor of the Lundquist College of Business and pet Tessa, a DoveLewis therapy dog


UO Portland has interest, identity, and academic-focused student organizations that foster community across and within academic programs.

Existing UO Portland Student Organizations


UO Portland Student Council

The UO Portland Student Council is a student advisory group representing all Portland academic programs and dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive community on the Portland campus. The Student Council meets regularly to coordinate programs that enhance the student experience. You can find the dates and times of Council meetings on our Student Life Event Calendar. If you are interested in joining the UO Portland Council, or meeting with a Council representative, you can email

Starting a Student Organization

Students are invited to create a new student organization with a group of peers and a staff or faculty advisor. To learn how, click the link below.

How to Start a Student Organization


Community engagement

Student Life has worked with many community organizations to host events, coordinate student resources, and track student discounts. If you are interested in working with Student Life or serving our students in some capacity, please email

Community organizations UO Portland Student Life and Belonging has worked with in the past year:

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