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Portland State University, or more commonly PSU, is a 50-acre campus located in downtown Portland, Oregon. The university is a nationally-acclaimed leader in sustainability and community-based learning.

In 2006, Portland State University was named the nation’s first Salmon Safe University by the nonprofit organization Salmon Safe, an award given to recognize the school’s efforts in treating storm water runoff before it reaches the local watershed.

In 2008, The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partner Foundation chose PSU as the recipient of The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration for their Watershed Stewardship Program, working with more than 27,000 community volunteers to install 80,000 plants and restore 50 acres of watershed. These and other projects are examples of the university’s mission to apply scholarly theory to the real-world problems of business and community organizations.

Other such efforts include Electric Avenue, a two-year research partnership between PSU, the city of Portland and Portland General Electric. The program allows electric vehicle drivers to “park and plug” into one of several charging stations that have been installed in the center of PSU’s downtown campus.

Founded in 1946, PSU has the largest overall enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon, including undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1946 to educate returning veterans after World War II, the university’s first home was a dilapidated wartime housing project. Today, the university is the largest and fastest growing school in the Oregon University System, and is ranked among The Best 376 Colleges in its 2012 edition, “Best in the West”, and as a “College With a Conscience” by the Princeton Review.


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