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first semester warning notification and are required to follow
the guidelines set forth in the letter. For these students, first
semester warning is noted permanently on their academic
• Continuing students: All other students whose most recent
semester GPA was less than 2.00, but whose cumulative GPA
is 2.00 or higher will receive an academic warning notification.
Students are required to follow the guidelines set forth in the
letter. For these students, academic warning is not noted on
Students are placed on academic probation if their cumulative
GPA falls below 2.00. Students on academic probation must
satisfactorily complete each course they attempt in the subsequent
semester. Satisfactory completion means no grades of “W”
(withdrawal), “I” (incomplete), “E” or “F” for the term. Students
who do not satisfactorily complete each course attempted in a
probationary semester are dismissed from the university. Academic
probation is noted permanently on the transcript. Students who
successfully complete January Term or summer term course(s) and
who achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 will be considered
in good academic standing. Students who complete a January
Term or summer term course(s) and who achieve a term GPA of
2.00 or higher but whose cumulative GPA still remains below
2.00 must raise their cumulative GPA to at least 2.00 with their
coursework in the next Fall or Spring semester.
Students whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.00 after a
probationary semester, but whose semester GPA for their first
probationary semester is above 2.00 are granted an additional
semester of probation. Students on continued probation must
satisfactorily complete each course they attempt. Satisfactory
completion means no grades of “W” (withdrawal), “I”
(incomplete), “E” or “F” for the term. At the end of the
continued probationary semester, students must have earned a
cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 and must have satisfactorily
completed each course or they are dismissed from the university.
Continued probation is noted permanently on the transcript.
First Academic Dismissal
Students are given a first academic dismissal from the university
if they fail to meet the conditions set forth in the requirements
for students on academic probation or on continued probation.
Anotation of first academic dismissal will be made on the
transcript. Students are dismissed after fall and spring semester.
Students dismissed after the fall semester may remain in their
January Term courses, but are withdrawn from their spring
semester courses unless the committee grants reinstatement (see
below). Students dismissed after the spring semester are
withdrawn from all summer term courses.
If there were extraordinary circumstances that the student
believes warrant consideration of an appeal, students may apply
for reinstatement by petitioning the Committee for the
Admission and Retention of Students (in care of the Director of
Advising). If the petition is approved, students are reinstated on
continued probation and must earn a semester GPA of 2.00 or
better. At the end of the following semester, students must have
reached the 2.00 cumulative GPA. Students who are reinstated
must also satisfactorily complete each course they attempt.
Satisfactory completion means no grades of “W” (withdrawal),
“I” (incomplete), “E” or “F” for the term.
Second Academic Dismissal
Students who are reinstated after the first academic dismissal
must earn a semester GPA of at least 2.00 in order to be granted
one additional semester of continued probation to reach the
required 2.00 cumulative GPA. Students who fail to attain at
least a 2.00 term GPA in the semester after reinstatement, or
who fail to achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher in the
second semester after reinstatement are given a second academic
dismissal. These students are not allowed to petition the
Committee for the Admission and Retention of Students for
Eligibility for Student Activities
Any regularly enrolled, full-time student (12 semester hours or
more) is eligible for participation in university activities.
Limitations on a student’s activities based upon academic
performance may be set by individual schools, departments or
organizations. A student on academic probation is not eligible for
certification in intercollegiate competitions and may be advised
to curtail participation in other extracurricular activities.
Midterm Advisory Letters
In the seventh week of each fall and spring semester, instructors
may choose to send warning letters to students doing work below
Clevel (2.00) in their classes. No transcript notation is made,
and academic standing is not affected.
The university assumes that all registered students have freely
accepted personal responsibility for regular class attendance.
Course grades reflect the quality of students’ academic
performance as a whole, which normally includes regular
participation in the total class experience and is evaluated
accordingly. Absences may lead to a reduction of a student’s final
grade. In the event of unavoidable absence, students are expected
to inform the instructor. Assignment of make-up work, if any, is
at the discretion of the instructor.
Classifications of Students
Students who have met first-year entrance
Sophomore: Students who have satisfactorily completed 30
Students who have satisfactorily completed 60
Students who have satisfactorily completed 90
Students who have met graduate entrance
requirements and have been accepted into the
Division of Graduate Studies.
Non-matriculated Undergraduates: Undergraduate students
who are attending part-time for a maximum of nine semester
hours but are not officially admitted to a degree program.
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Non-matriculated Graduate Students: Graduate students who
are attending part-time for a maximum of nine semester hours
but are not officially admitted to a degree program.
The normal course load for undergraduate students during fall
and spring semesters is 13 to 17 semester hours per semester,
including physical education. The minimum full-time course
load is 12 semester hours. The minimum full-time load for
graduate students is eight semester hours. A normal course load
during the January term is four semester hours with a maximum
offive semester hours.
• In order for a student to take a full course load, the student
must be formally admitted to the university. See the
Admission section of this catalog for application procedures.
• Students who wish to register for 18 or more hours in a
semester are required to have at least a 3.00 grade point
average or consent of the registrar.
• Students engaged in considerable outside work may be
restricted to a reduced academic load.
Credit By Examination
Students are permitted, within limits, to obtain credit by
examination in lieu of regular enrollment and class attendance.
No more than 30 semester hours may be counted toward
graduation whether from the College Level Examination
Program (CLEP) or any other examination. Exceptions to this
rule for certain groups of students or programs may be made,
subject to recommendation by the Educational Policies
Committee and approval by the faculty. Credit by examination is
open to formally admitted, regular-status students only and does
not count toward the residency requirement for graduation.
To receive credit by examination, students must complete a
Credit By Examination Registration Form available on the
display wall located across from the Student Services Center,
obtain the signatures of the respective departmental dean or chair
plus instructor and arrange for the examination. The completed
form must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by the add/drop
deadline for the appropriate term.
CLEP subject examinations may be used to satisfy general
university requirements as determined by the Registrar’s Office.
CLEP subject examinations may be used to satisfy requirements
for majors, minors or programs as determined by the various
schools, divisions and departments.
CLEP general examinations are given elective credit only.
CLEP examinations are subject to recommendations by the
Educational Policies Committee and approval by the faculty.
Official CLEP transcripts must be submitted for evaluation of
The university does not grant credit for college-level general
equivalency diploma (GED) tests.
Credit is not allowed for a mathematics or a foreign language
course listed as a prerequisite if taken after a higher-level course.
For example, a student who has completed Spanish 201 cannot
later receive credit for Spanish 102.
An undergraduate may repeat any course. The cumulative grade
point average is computed using the highest of the grades earned.
Credit toward graduation is allowed only once. Students should
be aware that repeated courses are not covered by financial aid
funding and cannot be counted towards full time status for
financial aid. Students should consult the Financial Aid office
before repeating any course.
Students are graded according to the following designations:
Points per Hour
The grades listed below are not used in calculating grade point
averages. No grade points are earned under these designations.
No Grade Submitted
Pass (P) and Fail (F) grades are awarded to students who select
the pass/fail option or who are enrolled in exclusive pass/fail
courses. These grades do not affect a student’s grade point
The pass/fail option permits students to explore subject areas
outside their known abilities by experiencing courses without
competing directly with students who are specializing in those
areas of study. Grades of A through C- are regarded as pass;
grades of D+ through E are regarded as fail. Pass/fail grades do
not affect the grade point average.
• The pass/fail option is limited to eight credit hours (regardless
of repeats, pass or fail).
• Only one course may be taken pass/fail in fulfillment of
general university or core requirements or of the College of
Arts and Sciences requirement.
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• The pass/fail option may not be applied to a course taken for
fulfillment of a major or minor program. An exception to this
is allowed for one course in the major or minor field if it was
taken before the major or minor was declared.
• Students must file their intention to exercise the pass/fail
option with the Student Services Center by the deadline listed
in the academic calendar.
• The pass/fail option is limited to undergraduate students only.
Exclusive Pass/Fail Courses
Some courses only award pass/fail grades. The goals of these
courses are typically concerned with appreciation, value
commitment, or creative achievement. Exclusive pass/fail courses
do not meet major or university requirements without faculty
approval. If a student takes an exclusive pass/fail course, the
student’s individual pass/fail option is not affected.
Faculty may not change a grade once it has been recorded in the
registrar’s records unless an error was made in assigning the origi-
nal grade. The error must be reported to the Registrar by the end
of the following long term after which it was entered (by the
Spring grade submission deadline for Fall and January, and by
the Fall grade deadline for Spring and Summer). Any grade
change requested after the designated date must be approved by
the respective Department Chair and Dean. The Grade Change
policy does not apply to “I” or “IP” grades, which are subject to
Incomplete (I) grades indicate that students did not complete
their work because of circumstances beyond their control. An
Incomplete Contract is required and must be signed by the
student and the instructor. To receive credit, all work must be
completed and a passing grade recorded. Incompletes from
Spring and Summer terms are due six weeks into the Fall
Semester. Fall and J-Term incompletes are due six weeks into the
Spring Semester. The earned grade is recorded immediately
following the I designation (for example IB) and remains on the
student record. Incomplete grades that are not completed are
changed to the default grade assigned by the instructor on the
Incomplete Contract. If an Incomplete Contract was not
submitted or a default grade not indicated, the incomplete grade
will be defaulted to an E or F grade upon expiration of the time
limit for submitting grades for an incomplete from that term. An
incomplete does not entitle a student to attend the class again
without re-enrollment and payment of tuition.
In Progress (IP) grade signifies progress in a course that normally
runs more than one term to completion. In Progress carries no
credit until replaced by a permanent grade. A permanent grade
must be submitted to the registrar within one year of the original
IP grade submission. Any IP grade that is not converted to a per-
manent grade within one year will automatically convert to an
Incomplete (I) and will then be subject to the policy governing
Medical Withdrawal is entered when a course is not completed
due to medical cause. A medical withdrawal does not affect a
student’s grade point average. See Withdrawal from the
Atemporary grade entered by the Registrar’s Office when no
grade has been submitted by the faculty member by the
Second Bachelor’s Degree earned
Astudent may earn two baccalaureate degrees at the same time.
For a second bachelor’s degree awarded simultaneously,
requirements for both degrees, in addition to GURs must be
completed prior to any degree being awarded. A minimum of 16
semester hours must be earned in the second degree that are
separate from hours applied to the first degree. At least eight of
the 16 semester hours that are earned for the second degree must
be upper division hours. Students must complete all GURs
required for each degree. (For example, a student earning a BA
and BFA must complete the College of Arts & Sciences language
requirement. Though it is not required of the BFA, it is a
requirement for a BA). Students must consult with advisers from
both departments in regards to meeting the specific requirements
for each major. Students cannot be awarded two degrees within
the same discipline. (Example: BA and BS in Psychology).
Second Bachelor’s Degree earned by
Students cannot return to have additional majors or minors
posted to their records once they graduate unless they complete
an entirely new degree. Students who return to PLU to earn a
second bachelor’s degree after earning a first bachelor’s degree or
those who earned their first degree at another institution must
meet the following requirements:
• Apply for admission through the Office of Admission and
acceptance under the current catalog.
• Earn a minimum of 32 new semester hours that apply to the
• If the previous degree was earned at PLU, require the
completion of any new GURs.
• If the previous degree was earned at another institution,
require the completion of all GURs not met via a course-by-
course evaluation of previous transcripts.
• Second bachelor’s degrees will not be awarded for a discipline
in which the student has already received a major or degree.
(Example: BS in Chemistry when the student already has a
BA in Chemistry).
Students expecting to fulfill degree requirements within the academic
year (including August) are required to file an application for
graduation with the Registrar’s Office by the following dates:
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Bachelor’s and Master’s Deadline
May 1, 2007
May 1, 2007
December 1, 2007
December 1, 2007
May 1, 2008
May 1, 2008
All courses must be completed, final grades recorded and
university requirements fulfilled in order for a degree to be
There are four degree award dates (August, December, January,
and May). Degrees are formally conferred at December and May
commencements. Students with a January degree dates participate
in the December commencement. Students with an August degree
date must consult with the Registrar’s Office to determine
participation. The actual date of graduation is recorded on the
Students who plan to transfer back to Pacific Lutheran University
for a degree must apply for graduation before or during the first
semester of their junior year so that deficiencies may be met
before they leave campus.
Students are expected to meet all requirements for the
undergraduate degree within a six-year period. Students who
remain at PLU for longer than six years must meet the
requirements of the most current PLU catalog in order to earn a
degree. Students who are readmitted to the university must
meet the requirements of the current PLU catalog to earn a degree.
Degrees with honors of cum laude, magna cum laude, and
summa cum laude are granted. A student must earn a
cumulative grade point average of 3.50 for cum laude, 3.75 for
magna cum laude, and 3.90 for summa cum laude. (Applicable
to undergraduate level only.)
Graduation honors are determined by the cumulative grade point
average of all PLU coursework (defined as courses taught by PLU
faculty for PLU). Students must complete a minimum of 64
semester hours at PLU to be eligible for graduation honors.
Study Away courses at a PLU-approved program count towards
the 64-hour minimum, but do not count towards graduation
honors unless the courses are taught by PLU faculty. Term hon-
ors will be determined on the same basis as graduation honors.
Dean’s List: A Dean’s List is created at the end of Fall and Spring
semesters. To be eligible, a student must have attained a semester
grade point average of 3.50 with a minimum of 12 graded
semester hours. (Applicable to undergraduate level only.)
• Areté Society: Election to the Areté Society is a special
recognition of a student’s commitment to the liberal arts
together with a record of high achievement in relevant course
work. The society was organized in 1969 by Phi Beta Kappa
members of the faculty to encourage and recognize excellent
scholarship in the liberal arts. Student members are elected by
the faculty fellows of the society each spring. Both juniors and
seniors are eligible; however, the qualifications for election as a
junior are more stringent. Students must have:
attained a high grade point average (for seniors, normally
above 3.70; for juniors, normally above 3.90);
completed 110 credit hours in liberal studies;
demonstrated the equivalent of two years of college work in
completed one year of college mathematics (including
statistics or computer science) or four years of college
preparatory mathematics in high school and one college
mathematics course; and
completed a minimum of three semesters in residence at
The university also has chapters of a number of national honor
societies on campus, including the following:
• Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)
• Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
• Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
• Beta Gamma Sigma (Business)
• Mu Phi Epsilon (Music)
• Phi Alpha (Social Work)
• Pi Kappa Delta (Forensics)
• Psi Chi (Psychology)
• Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
• Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing)
• Sigma Xi (Scientific Research)
Non-Credit Informal Study
To encourage liberal learning of all kinds, above and beyond
enrollment in courses leading toward formal degrees, the
university offers a variety of opportunities for informal study:
Guest of University Status
Any professional persons who wish to use university facilities for
independent study may apply to the provost for cards designating
them as guests of the university.
To audit a course requires the permission of the instructor and is
enrollment on a non-credit basis. An auditor is not held
accountable for examinations or other written work and does not
receive a grade. If the instructor approves, the course may be
entered upon the transcript as audit. Auditing a class is the same
price as regular tuition.
Members of the academic community are encouraged to visit
classes that interest them. No fee is charged for the privilege.
Doing so requires the permission of the instructor.
Students register by using Banner Web, an online registration
system. In addition to registering, Banner Web also offers
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students the ability to add or drop a class, check their schedules,
and access final grades. Banner Web may be accessed through the
PLU home page (www.plu.edu). Students may contact the
Student Services Center with registration questions.
• Students are not officially enrolled until their registration has
been cleared by the Student Accounts Office.
• Students are responsible for selecting their courses. Advisors
are available to assist with planning and to make suggestions.
• Students should be thoroughly acquainted with all registration
materials, including the current catalog and class schedule.
• Students are also encouraged to study carefully the
requirements of all academic programs in which they may
eventually declare a major.
Adding or Dropping a Course
All add or drop activity must be completed by the listed add/drop
deadline for the specific term or semester.Please refer to the Class
Schedule or go online at www.plu.edu/~regi for the most current
information. Students may add a course without an instructor
signature only during the first five business days of a full or half
semester-length class. A student may drop a course without an
instructor’s signature only during the first ten business days of a full
semester-length class or of a half semester-length class. In most
cases, adding and dropping can be accomplished using Banner
Web. See the January Term and summer schedules for the add/drop
periods for those terms. Any registration changes may result in
additional tuition charges and fees and may also affect the student’s
financial aid (if applicable). A $50 Late Registration Fee is charged
for any registration changes after the printed deadline dates.
Early Registration for Returning Students
Returning students will receive registration time appointments to
register for summer/fall terms and for January and spring terms.
Registration dates are determined by the number of hours,
including transfer hours, completed by the student. Students may
register for each new term or summer session on or after the
Early Registration Program for Entering Students
Early registration for entering students occurs during June or
January, depending on whether students begin in the fall or spring
semester. Early registration is conducted by the Advising Office.
Registration materials are sent to all accepted entering students
well in advance of their arrival on campus for their first semester.
Most students meet in person with a registration counselor as
they register for courses. Students may also register by phone.
Withdrawal from a Course
Astudent may withdraw from a class with an instructor’s
signature after the add/drop deadline and before the withdrawal
deadline published on the calendar page of the specific term
Class Schedule. Tuition is not refunded, a $50 late registration
fee is charged and any additional tuition will be charged for
adding any other classes. A grade of “W” is recorded on the
student’s academic transcript.
If a student is enrolled in a class, has never attended and did not
drop the course before the published deadline, tuition will be
charged to the student’s account, unless the instructor’s signature
has been obtained. If the student obtains the instructor’s signature,
tuition is not charged, but a $50 late registration fee is assessed.
The add/drop form may be obtained from the Student Services
Center, filled in, instructor signature obtained, and returned to
the Student Services Center by the appropriate dates that impact
fee assessment. The add/drop form may also be found online at
Withdrawal from the University
Withdrawal during the term
Students are entitled to withdraw honorably from the university
if their record is satisfactory and all financial obligations are
satisfied. Students must complete and sign the “Notification of
Student Withdrawal” form in the Student Services Center. Partial
tuition refunds may be available depending on when the student
withdraws. Refer to the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog
for more information. Grades of “W” will appear on the
student’s transcript for the term.
Withdrawal from a future term
Students are required to notify PLU if they do not plan to
return for the following term. Students are entitled to withdraw
honorably from the university if their record is satisfactory and
all financial obligations are satisfied. Students must complete
and sign the “Notification of Student Withdrawal” form in the
Student Services Center.
Students may also petition to withdraw completely from the
university for a term for medical reasons. The student must
complete a Medical Withdrawal Petition, provide written
evidence from a physician and a personal explanation to the
Vice President for Student Life. This must be completed in a
timely manner and in no case later than the last day of a class
in any given term. If granted, the grade of WM will appear on
the student’s transcript. Physician clearance is required prior to
For more information contact Student Life, 105 Hauge
Administration Building, 253.535.7191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S T U D E N T L I F E A N D C A M P U S R E S O U R C E S
The university offers many support services for students and provides
arich array of resources to encourage academic success. Students are
encouraged to become familiar with the offices and services described
in this section of the catalog. Additional information about these
resources is available from each of the offices or from the Office of
Student Life and the Office of the Provost.
Academic Assistance Center
The Academic Assistance Center provides students with trained,
certified peer tutors and a comfortable environment where
learning, risk taking, and discovery can occur. Registered PLU
students use the free services of the center to develop effective
study strategies and to supplement or reinforce their classroom
Tutoring takes place on campus, usually in the Academic
Assistance Center (AAC), located in the Library. However, study
and test-review sessions may occur in separate locations such as
the science or music buildings, and drop-in math tutoring is
available in the Math Lab, located in Morken 233. Students
taking foreign languages can attend weekly informal conversation
groups led by our language tutors. All ability levels are welcome
at these conversations.
Tutoring sessions are set up by advance appointment (drop-ins
are welcome, but may not find tutors available). During fall and
spring semesters, the AAC, located in Library 124, is open
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.,
Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 5:00
p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Hours and services are limited during
J-term and summer sessions. Students should stop by the
office, call, or e-mail to learn more about our services or
request an appointment. The Academic Assistance website
provides information on tutoring and weekly updates on
The Athletic Department provides leadership for over more than
500 student-athletes involved in 20 varsity sports.
PLU varsity teams are affiliated with the Northwest Conference
that is comprised of nine private colleges and universities located
in Oregon and Washington. The Division III “Lutes” are highly
competitive and have won ten national championships over the
years and 211 Northwest Conference championships to date.
Division III athletics is unique from Division I and II schools by
its practice of not offering athletic scholarships.
Intramural opportunities exist throughout the academic year,
including J-Term, and involved some 800 students who
participate in multiple sports. Among the intramural programs
offered are: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, coed
volleyball and volleyball. Five club sports attract another 150
participants and include men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and
women’s ultimate frisbee and cheer.
In addition to sport activities, athletics is responsible for
operation of the Names Fitness Center and the Swimming Pool.
Both facilities are involved with campus health and wellness
activities and are available to students.
Located on lower campus, the athletic facilities include baseball,
softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a running track and area
for field events and football practice. Volleyball and basketball
games are held in Olson Auditorium, which also contains
racquetball courts. The fieldhouse and Memorial Gym are also
scheduled for campus events and academic classes.
Lute Club, an organized booster club, attracts alumni, parents
and community members with various activities, including a
spring golf tournament. This organization provides varsity teams
with resources for out-of-region travel and capital equipment
Garfield Book Company
luteworld.plu.edu (online open 24/7/365)
Garfield Book Company serves as the PLU bookstore. It is
owned and operated by Pacific Lutheran University for the
benefit of students, faculty and staff. The bookstore sells
textbooks and supplies required for classes. School supplies,
PLU clothing and gifts, cards, and convenience store items are
also available. Computer software at discounted prices is
available or can be special ordered. Personal computer systems
at educational prices can be purchased through the bookstore.
Special book orders are welcome. To order your textbooks
online, visit using luteworld.plu.edu, your student ID and
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The Campus Concierge Center is the welcoming hub and main
source for campus information for phone callers and walk-up
patrons. The Concierge can help, whether you need a bandage,
to sew on a button, or forgot a pen on your way to class.
Students, staff and visitors can purchase tickets, add LuteBuck$
to their account, send a package, receive and send facsimiles or
make copies. The Concierge also has “emergency” homework
supplies such as computer disks, writing manuals, dictionaries,
blue books and Scantron cards.
Pacific Lutheran University by its very nature is a place for the
interaction between faith and reason. Opportunities for the
mutual celebration of that faith on campus are rich and diverse.
Chapel worship is held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
mornings during each semester. The University Congregation
worships and celebrates the Lord’s Supper each Saturday evening
and Sunday morning. The University Pastors are available to
provide care, support and spiritual direction to the university
Several denominations and religious groups have organizations
on campus. Numerous student-initiated Bible study and
fellowship groups are offered.
The Campus Ministry Office is available to provide resources or
to connect individuals with organizations that can meet a variety
of ministry needs. The Campus Ministry Council, an elected
student and faculty committee, coordinates these activities in a
spirit of openness and mutual respect.
Campus Safety and Information
The personal safety of the PLU community is the primary focus
of Campus Safety and Information. Campus Safety officers are
available to escort students, provide vehicle jump starts, respond
to medical emergencies and fire alarms, and provide general
telephone information services.
Visitor information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, through the Campus Safety Office. Vehicle registration for
parking on campus is required and is available through the
Campus Safety Web site. A PLU ePass is required.
Pacific Lutheran University is private property and the university
reserves the right to restrict access to the campus and buildings.
The Career Development department provides students with a
holistic approach to understanding that career development is a
process that continues over their lifetime. Students are assisted in
integrating their personal values, interests, personality style and
skills in choosing their career direction. Services include career
counseling, workshops, career assessments and a comprehensive
website with career resources. Campus-wide events, such as the
fall and spring Career, Internship and Graduate Program Fair are
also offered. In addition to providing a place to identify and
explore one’s vocation and career, the department provides
opportunities to acquire practical skills including resume writing,
interview preparation, job search strategies and career
management skills. Students can post their resume on College
Central Network and search for current job postings.
Computing and Telecommunications
(see Information and Technology Services)
Conferences and Events
Conferences and Events schedules university facilities for
workshops, seminars, lectures, banquets, meetings and more.
Students interested in scheduling an event must first work with
Student Involvement and Leadership (253.535.7195) for
approval and to develop an event plan prior to contacting
Conferences and Events to reserve facilities.
Realizing that a students’ emotional health is important for their
academic success, the Counseling Center provides a wide range
of counseling and supportive services. Trained and experienced
mental health professionals offer both individual and group
counseling/support services. Additionally, a consulting
psychiatrist is available for assessment and medication evaluation.
All services are confidential and offered at no cost for registered
Dining Services is owned and operated by Pacific Lutheran
University and provides a wide variety of services for students,
faculty, staff and the community. The Dining Facility at The
University Center is newly remodeled for the start of school in
Fall of 2007. There are several outlets throughout the PLU
• The University Center Dining Hall
This is the main outlet and is located in the University Center,
offering a wide variety of options during breakfast, lunch and
dinner. For breakfast 7 days a week, you can use your Dining
Dollars to get a complete meal. Saturday Dinner and lunches
Monday through Saturday also allow you to use your Dining
Dollars when you visit any of our fresh stations to assemble
your meal. Use your all-you-care-to-eat function for Sunday
brunch and dinners Sunday through Friday. Accepts Dining
Dollars, LuteBuck$ and AYCTE function.
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• The Columbia Center Café
You can find the Columbia Center building on lower campus.
Convenient meals will be offered for lunch and dinner.
Accepts Dining Dollars and LuteBuck$.
• The Convenience Store
The C-Store is located on the main floor of the University
Center. You’ll find everything from school supplies and snacks
to a quick panini and espresso. Accepts Dining Dollars,
LuteBuck$ and cash.
• The Kelley Café
Located on lower campus in the Morken Center, offers many
local and organic options along with signature cookies and
espresso. Accepts Dining Dollars and LuteBuck$.
• Espresso Carts
For your convenience, we operate espresso locations
throughout campus where you can find many coffee choices
and snacks. Accepts Dining Dollars and LuteBuck$.
With the exception of South Hall residents, students living on
campus must enroll in one of several meal plan packages. Off-
campus and South Hall residents are encouraged to purchase a
Dining Services meal plan tailored to their specific needs. Meal
plan options can be found on the Dining Services website at
Is there an upcoming celebration in your student’s life? The Send
aSmile Gift Program is designed to help make someone’s day.
Convenient on-campus delivery of gifts can be ordered at
Disability Support Services
The university complies with the Americans With Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 in providing reasonable accommodations to students with
documented disabilities who are registered at PLU. Students
with disabilities have access to and receive the benefit of any
program or activity operated by PLU. The university has zero
tolerance for discrimination on basis of a disability. Reasonable
accommodation will be provided by Disability Support Services
at no cost to the student on a case-by-case basis following
review of recommendations made in the student’s
documentation of a disability.
Information on required documentation of a physical,
psychological/psychiatric, learning disability or Attention
Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder is available from Disability
Support Services, Ramstad 106, or on the Web at
Policies and procedures at the university are intended to maintain
an orderly educational environment conducive to student
learning and development. In order to fulfill institutional
responsibility and at the same time follow procedures that are
fair, consistent, and protective of each person’s rights, appropriate
dispute resolution procedures have been established. If a student
has reason to believe that an academic or administrative action is
unjust, capricious, or discriminatory, these procedures are
available for the student to seek redress.
The University Dispute Resolution Committee is comprised of
six individuals trained in dispute resolution. They are Michelle
Ceynar (253.535.7297), Tom Huelsbeck (253.535.7202), Fran
Lane Rasmus (253.535.7141), Teri Phillips (253.535.7187),
Leon Reisberg (253.535.7280) and Pam Deacon (253.535.7618).
Any of the committee members may be contacted to receive
Copies of dispute resolution procedures are available for review
at the office of each committee member. Students with
disabilities who want to appeal a decision regarding an
accommodation should contact the Director of the Counseling
Center (253.535.7206), the ADA Compliance Officer.
Pacific Lutheran University is committed to the mission of
providing a diverse and inclusive education for all students.
Graduates of PLU are people capable of effective lives in an
expanding, diverse world. Every student at PLU is required to
take courses in Alternative Perspectives and in Cross-Cultural
Perspectives. Multiculturalism, outside of the classroom, is
experienced through social and educational programming from a
variety of sources. The Diversity Center is staffed by an Associate
Director and Diversity Advocates. Diversity Advocates are diverse
PLU students working together to bring multicultural awareness
to our campus and surrounding communities. They provide
support to students and clubs that work with diversity-related
issues and raising and sustaining general awareness on campus
about current educational, political, and social issues related to
race, ethnicity, gender, age, and sexuality. They are available to
help all students, staff, and faculty who have interest in areas of
multiculturalism. The Diversity Center is located on the ground
floor of the University Center.
Other campus resources in the area of multiculturalism are:
• The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership helps
different clubs and organizations that support the efforts of
underrepresented populations programs and work within the
• Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University (ASPLU)
and Residence Hall Association (RHA) both have formal
leadership positions that program events both social and
educational for the entire student body on a variety of
• The Women’s Center strives to increase understanding of
gender issues, empower women to explore options in their
lives, and motivate both women and men toward greater
involvement in these social justice issues, as leaders, as allies,
and agents of change, on campus and in the world;
• The Wang Center for International Programs provides
extensive support and education for students, faculty and staff
Documents you may be interested
Documents you may be interested