Full list of student groups at PSU

Portland State is home to over 250 student groups, all of which are founded and facilitated by students. Faculty often act as advisors for student groups, but when all is said and done it’s the students who decide what roles they will assume and what direction to take their club. If you’re interested in starting a student club, you can find more information at OrgSync.com. If you’re just looking to find an already established group of like-minded people and make some friends, here’s a list of every student club currently recognized by the university.


• Alpha Chi Omega
• Alpha Kappa Alpha
• Alpha Kappa Psi
• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
• Alpha Phi Sigma—Pi Sigma Upsilon Chapter
• American Association of University Women—PSU Chapter
• American Institute of Architecture Students— Portland State University Chapter
• American Marketing Association
• American Society of Civil Engineers
• American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers
• American Water Works Association Student Chapter
• Anime Club
• Anthropology Student Association
• Arab Persian Student Organization
• Art History Student Association
• ASPSU Judicial Board
• Associated Students of Portland State University
• Association for Computing Machinery at PSU
• Association of African Students
• Association of Engineering Geologists Student Chapter
• Association of Environmental Science Students
• Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting


• Baseball
• Basic English and Bible Club
• Beta Alpha Psi
• Biology Investigation and Outreach
• Black Cultural Affairs Board
• Bouldering
• Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
• Breakin’
• Brony Alliance for Magical Friendship


• Cambodian Student Association
• Campus Rec Admin
• Campus V.I.S.I.O.N
• Caribbean Community Connection
• Catholic Student Association
• Chi Alpha Christian Community
• Chi Epsilon
• Chi Sigma Iota
• Chinese Student Scholar Association
• Christian Science Organization
• Christians United for Israel
• Coalition for Asian Pacific American Studies
• Coalition of Cupcake Connoisseurs
• College Democrats
• College Republicans
• Community Development Student Group
• Coriba Geology Club
• Crew
• Cricket
• Cultural and Historical Association for Israel
• Cultural Centers
• Curling
• Cycling


• Disc Golf
• Diversity Scholarship Programs
• Dodgeball
• Dragon Boats

If braving the high seas is your thing, but you lament Portland’s lack of immediate access to the ocean, the PSU Dragon Boats club might put the wind in your sails. The PSU dragon boat team competes throughout the Pacific Northwest, the highlight of which is the massive dragon boat race held during the Rose Festival. Hundreds of dragon boaters travel from across the world to compete, and you could be among them if you join up with the club today!


• Eben-Ezer Christian Club
• Economics Students Association
• Egyptian Students Association
• Electro Dance
• Electronic Dance Music Club
• Engineers Without Borders
• Entrepreneurship Portland State University
• Environmental Club


• Fencing
• Fifth Avenue Cinema
• Financial Management Association
• Fire Arts
• Food Action Collective
• Freethinkers of PSU
• French Club
• Friends of Graphic Design


• Gamers Republic of University Players
• Geospatial Information Society
• German Student Cultural Association
• Global Medical Brigades
• Graphic Design Center
• Great Prophet Mohammed Group
• Greek Council
• Green Note
• Guild of United Video Gamers


• Health Promotion Student Organization
• Hong Kong Student Association


• Ice Hockey
• IHI Open School Chapter
• III-Dimensional Arts Association
• Impact
• Indian Student Association
• Instrumental Music Club
• Interfaith Leadership Team
• International Business and Economics Association
• International City/County Management Association
Student Chapter
• International Cooperation
• International Justice Mission Campus Chapter
• International Socialist Organization
• Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
• Iranian Students Association of Portland
• Iraqi Students’ Club


• J Street U Portland State
• Japanese Student Society
• Jewish Student Union


• Kaibigan
• Kappa Sigma Fraternity
• Kickboxing
• Korean Student Association
• Kurdish Youth Organization
• Kuwaiti Student club


• Lacrosse, Men’s
• Lambda Alpha Beta Anthropology National Honor Society
• Las Mujeres
• Latina Dance
• Leadership Fellows
• Learning Center
• Littman and White Galleries


• Manufacture and Fabrication for the Sciences
• Military Science Club
• MindfulPSU
• Model United Nations
• Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
• Muslim Student Association
• Mystery Book Club


• National Society of Black Engineers
• National Society of Collegiate Scholars
• National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
• Nepalese Student Association
• Net Impact Chapter
• Neuroscience Club at PSU
• Northwest Collegiate Ministries


• Omega Delta Phi
• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated
• Omega Rho International Honor Society
• Optometry Club
• Oregon Students Public Interest Research Group
• Organization Budget Council
• Organization of International Students
• Orientation Team
• Origins
• Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition—Portland State University Chapter


• Pacific Islanders Club
• Paranormal Activity Club
• Pathos Literary Magazine
• Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia Amerika Serikat Portland
• Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
• Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
• Philosophy Club
• Physics Society
• Pi Mu Epsilon, Oregon Gamma Chapter
• Planning Club
• Portland Collegiate Furs
• Portland Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
• Portland Pre-Health Society
• Portland Pre-Law Society
• Portland Review
• Portland State Admin
• Portland State Chess
• Portland State Magic
• Portland State Polyamory Club
• Portland State Professional Sound
• Portland State Programming Board
• Portland State Red Cross Student Group
• Portland State University American Sign Language Club
• Portland State University Guild of Student-Conductors
• Portland State University Human Resource Management Association
• Portland State University League of Legends
• Portland State University Russian Club
• Portland State Vanguard
• Practical Electronics Applications Club
• Pre-Dental Student Organization

Portland State is host to a whole slew of clubs aimed at preparing students hoping to venture into the medical field after graduation, and the PSU Pre-Dental Student Organization is just one of them. The group provides meetings, educational events and volunteer opportunities for future dentists, all with the aim of increasing students’ likelihood of getting into a dental program after graduation. The only dental school in Oregon is the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry here in Portland. If you’re applying to the school and are already engaged in PSU’s Pre-Dental program, it’s worth it to check out its associated student group!

• Pre-Veterinary Medical Group
• Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
• PSU Action Sports Club
• PSU Debate Union
• PSU Pro Life
• Psychology Club
• Public Administration Student Association
• Python, R, Octave, Geodatabases, R Studio, ArcGIS, MATLAB


• Qatari Students Association
• Queer Resource Center


• Rearguard
• Rec Admin Club
• Rec Clubs Council
• Robotics Club
• Rose City Print Arts Collective
• Rugby, Women’s
• Running Around Portland

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that Portland is a rainy city. And what’s the best way to get acclimated to the weather? Why, to run around in it, of course! The PSU Running Around Portland club is not only a great way to just accept waterproof outer jackets and soggy socks, it’s also a great way to get some exercise with other students who are looking to run. The group’s pace varies depending on the runners’ capabilities, but the routes are often repeated (which is also a great way to get to know the city). Running Around Portland, like any sports group, is also just a great place to make friends.


• Sailing
• SALP Student Administrators Club
• Saudi Student Club
• School of Social Work—OGSSW
• Science Outreach Society
• Sigma Tau Delta: Alpha Omicron Kappa—English Honor Society
• Smith Space Committee
• Soccer, Men’s
• Soccer, Women’s
• Society for Ecological Restoration: PSU Student Chapter
• Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
• Society of Women Engineers
• Sociology Club
• SolutionsGenerator
• Speakers Board
• Spectrum Magazine
• Spotlight: Portland State Student Productions
• Steps of Rhythm
• Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
• Student Alliance for Sexual Safety
• Student Animal Liberation Coalition
• Student Arts League
• SIAM Student Chapter at PSU
• Student Educational Travel Board
• Student Fee Committee

Most student clubs start on a wish and a prayer, but eventually they start needing something else: money. That money comes from student fees and is allocated by a group of students called the Student Fee Committee. From there, the Organization Budget Council, which is comprised of a mixture of students and faculty members, doles out the allocated money to the student clubs you see listed on these pages. If you join up with the SFC, not only will you be working on the first steps of that process but you’ll also be gaining experience in budgeting and funding allocation.

• Student Leaders for Service
• Student Opera Association of PSU
• Students Addressing Urban & City Issues
• Students for Liberty
• Students for Sensible Drug Policy
• Students for Social Action
• Students for Unity
• Students in Transportation, Engineering and Planning
• Students Organization of Applied Linguistics
• Students United for Nonviolence
• Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights
• Supply and Logistics Management Association
• Sustainability Leaders Network
• Sustainability Leadership Center


• Table Tennis
• Taiwanese Student Association
• Tango
• Tau Beta Pi
• Tau Sigma National Honor Society
• Tea With TED
• Tennis
• Thai Student Organization
• The Chemistry Society
• The Latter-day Saint Student Association
• Time Arts Club


• UAE Student Group
• Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s
• Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s
• United Indian Students in Higher Education


• Vietnamese Student Association
• Viking Motorsports
• Viking Vets (Student Veterans Association)
• Volleyball, Women’s


• Water Polo, Men’s
• Water Polo, Women’s
• Women for Women International
• Women in Business

One of the hardest things to do when looking for a job, or preparing to start your own business, is knowing where to begin. The PSU Women in Business club looks to ease that concern by providing its members with opportunities to engage in mentorships, network and hold leadership positions. The club focuses on providing women who are just getting into the workforce with the confidence and educational backing to be successful upon graduation.

• Women’s Resource Center


• Young Americans for Liberty


• Zoe Club