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Letter to Students

Dear Students,

Welcome to the start of another terrific year at PSU! On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, we are pleased you’re here and we will work hard to make your University experience intellectually rewarding and meaningful.

Portland State University is known for many things: our talented students, superb faculty, commitment to community-based and service learning, and excellent academic programs. PSU is a community also known for its diversity. We respect all religions, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations. We are a place where differences are discussed, but always in the spirit of intellectual, spiritual, and personal freedom.

We seek to provide every student with a welcoming, quality environment for learning, research, and personal growth. A key part of your experience involves your work with faculty and your fellow students. I encourage you to be engaged learners – in the classroom, in campus activities and in the community – to test theories you learn and apply them to real world problems and concerns.

I look forward to seeing you on campus in the coming months. If you see me, don’t be shy, say “Hello!” I hope you have a productive and positive year at PSU.

With warm regards,

Daniel O. Bernstine