Critical Race Training in Education

Portland State University


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Portland, Oregon 97201
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School Information
"Portland State University is more than Portland’s public research university. It’s a place to test ideas and projects that show the world how different is done. Our innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration across campus for maximum impact. With more than 200 degree programs to choose from, PSU is Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university." The university enrolls over 26,000 students and has over 1,700 faculty across its 200 degree programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Portland State University has taken steps to reform its relations with law enforcement. The university announced that it will disarm its campus safety officers. No further actions in support of anti-racism have been announced. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. UPDATE: in May 2021, a group of faculty referred a proposed requirement of two courses on anti-racism for all students to the Faculty Senate. The vote on the proposal was tabled until the June 2021 meeting. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    Campus safety officers will be disarmed.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Faculty in May 2021 proposed a two course requirement for all students in race and ethnic studies. The vote at the Faculty Senate meeting was tabled until June 2021.

Last updated June 29th, 2021