"Pacific Lutheran University seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other people, for their communities and for the earth."
– PLU'S MISSION
Pacific Lutheran University is a learning community that distinguishes itself by developing generations of globally conscious, self-aware citizens who are equipped to engage the world in serious and meaningful ways.
"Our stature is measured by how we serve students and how they in turn serve the world."
PLU lives out its Lutheran heritage by providing each student preparation both for a successful career and for a lifetime of service to others.
With a unique commitment to student-faculty research, an academically rigorous and internationally distinctive curriculum, and purpose-centered learning that forms and engages passionate leaders and learners, PLU is one of the premier comprehensive universities in the West.
PLU prepares students to learn and to teach; to understand and to be understood; to collaborate and to lead. The university is determined to foster a new generation of leaders who will shape a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world.
An innovator in values-based, globally-focused education, the campus community is committed to a set of priorities that enliven its mission of serving the world. We now invite others to invest financially in the PLU experience and the priorities of Engage the World: The Campaign for PLU.