Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Graduate Information Technology

Information Technology

School of Public Health graduate students receive network credentials from both OHSU and PSU. Network credentials grant students their ohsu.edu and pdx.edu email addresses, and permit them to access technological services and support at both universities. Such services include computer applications and computer lab log-in privileges, online course management platforms (Sakai at OHSU; D2L at PSU), file sharing systems (Box at OHSU; Google Drive at PSU), and online holdings at both libraries.

Network Access

OHSU’s Information Technology Group (ITG) generates and maintains OHSU network accounts and access.
In order to maintain OHSU network access, students must complete Information Privacy and Security Essentials training annually, even when on leave of absence, in the field, or not otherwise using OHSU resources. The training course is available in OHSU’s online learning management system, Compass.  Students who do not complete the annual training will lose access to the OHSU network.  Students’ network access expires 24 hours after graduation date, except that email access continues for 90 days after graduation date.

PSU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) oversees students’ PSU ODIN accounts, in partnership with the PSU Registrar’s Office. Your PSU ODIN account will remain active as long as you are attending or working at PSU. After the end of your last term as a student or your last day of employment, your account will no longer be considered active. Student accounts have a grace period before being disabled. For more information about account expiration and grace periods, see the Odin Account Standard

  • Contact the PSU Help Desk at 503-725-4357
  • Visit the PSU Help Center for IT help online

Two-Factor Authentication (Duo)

Both OHSU and PSU employ two-factor authentication, via the Duo app, to provide extra login security for some services, such as the PSU Virtual Private Network (VPN) or OHSU’s webmail. In order to access these systems, you’ll combine your login information with a secondary credential delivered through your phone or tablet. This prevents anyone else from signing in, even if they know your password.

Student Information Systems

OHSU and PSU each have secure online information systems where students can register for classes, view and pay student bills, sign up for direct deposit, update contact information, manage and accept financial aid awards, and order official transcripts.

OHSU’s Student Information System (SIS)

To access SIS, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Student Self-Service.
  2. Click on the button for current students.
  3. Enter your login credentials.
  4. Select the Login button.

PSU’s information system is called Banweb

To access Banweb, follow these steps:

  1. Go to banweb.pdx.edu.
  2. Enter your login credentials.
  3. Select the Login button.

Online Course Management Systems (Sakai and D2L)

Sakai is OHSU’s online course management system, supporting all courses hosted by OHSU.  Students use their OHSU credentials to log in to Sakai.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is PSU’s online course management system, supporting courses hosted by PSU. Students use their PSU credentials to log in to D2L.


SPH Website

The School of Public Health website is the School’s primary source for information on academic programs, policies, procedures, people, events, courses, job and internship opportunities, and more.  It includes an integrated academic calendar and course directory, combining information from both universities’ course schedules. The website also catalogs School of Public Health student program guides, handbooks, and forms.

O2 and OHSU Now

O2 is OHSU’s intranet; students log in with their OHSU network credentials.  Of particular note is O2’s Student Centrallog in for quick links to news, information, and resources for students across OHSU’s Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing, the OSU College of Pharmacy, and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

Visit OHSU Now, the online hub OHSU uses to communicate news and updates, important to-do’s, and other information to employees and students — and be sure to follow “Student Essentials.”


Log into myPSU for links to PSU-based resources and services related to enrollment, academic planning, finances, and school tools. The “Community” section brings in news and events through PSU Connect, a great source of what’s happening on campus. myPSU is available from any web browser at my.pdx.edu.


School of Public Health graduate students have email accounts at both OHSU and PSU.  Students must check both accounts regularly; these are the only email addresses the universities and School will use to communicate with you. 

Email is accessible via the web from within university networks or through internet. Duo two-step authentication is required for accessing OHSU or PSU email outside the corresponding network.

If you wish to access your OHSU email from your mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, it must be enrolled in a mobile device management system.  Consult ITG’s mobile device management FAQ for guidance.

Managing your email accounts

It is possible to link your OHSU and PSU email accounts by auto-forwarding your PSU email to your OHSU account.  Because of OHSU’s security settings, it is not possible to auto-forward your OHSU email to your PSU account.

Student Listservs

New graduate students are automatically subscribed to the SPH graduate student listserv, sph-grad-group@pdx.edu, upon matriculation. Information about SPH events, job and internship opportunities, class offerings, health-related seminars, fellowships, school club activities, and other items of interest are posted to the listserv regularly. The listserv is managed by the Dean’s Office; to post items, send them to sphcomms@ohsu.edu. Personal postings, solicitations, and other items not directly relevant to academic programs or public health issues will not be circulated.

All PhD students are subscribed to the PhD student listserv, SPH_phd-group@pdx.edu.  Some academic programs also have Listservs or distribution groups for enrolled students.