Department of Human Resources



Fitness Classes


PLU offers fitness classes for staff and faculty during each term throughout the year. Past classes have included spinning, fit club, aerobics, weight training, and many more. Please see our Fitness webpage for current class offerings.

Relay For Life


Relay For Life is the nationwide signature activity for the American Cancer Society that PLU hosts each Spring. Relay For Life is an event that raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer in our community. The common theme of Relay, dating back to Dr. Klatt’s first efforts, is to have members of teams continuously walking, running or rolling around a track for 12 or 24 hours, to honor those who are surviving cancer, those who have died from it, and the efforts of all who fight it.

Campus Resources


There are a number of campus resources available to employees and their dependents. Please inquire with the appropriate department for hours of operation, performance schedules, costs, etc.


The YMCA strives to build strong communities by offering a wide assortment of services. The registration fee, when signing up for a membership, is waived for PLU employees. Visit their website at for more information.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The professional counselors at First Choice EAP provide a free problem assessment and referral service where you and your immediate family members can go for help in solving a variety of emotional, behavioral, family, relationship, financial, elder care and mental health or chemical dependency concerns. Complete confidentiality is assured.

Group Health

PLU employees enrolled in PLU’s medical plan can visit the Group Health website to access online health information, tools, and services that make health care accessible and convenient, 24 hours a day. Members can schedule appointments, exchange emails with their health care team, and view their online medical records and test results after registering as a MyGroupHealth member.