PLU admits and enrolls students who possess the capacity for success both intellectually and personally at the collegiate level. It is our belief that each student is responsible for her/his behavior at all times. When accepted for membership into the PLU community, each student assumes the responsibilities and rights emerging from the university's goals and objectives. These include, but are not limited to, dedication to exploring human knowledge and culture while promoting the intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual development of students, and nurturing each student's preparation for responsible participation not only on the campus but also in local, state, regional, national, and international settings.
Once accepted for admission into the PLU community, PLU assumes that each student who enters the university possesses an earnest purpose; the ability to exercise mature judgment; the ability to act in a responsible manner; a well-developed concept of, and commitment to honor, morality and integrity; and a respect for law and the rights of others. This assumption prevails unless a student negates it through misconduct.
The university adopts only such policies, rules and regulations that seem necessary for the welfare of the educational community. Regulations include those items that fall within policies set by the Board of Regents and the university administration, along with local, state, and federal laws. Each student associated with PLU is expected to be familiar with and to follow all policies, rules and regulations promulgated by the university. Failure to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations may result in disciplinary action(s) outlined in "Student Rights and Responsibilities Procedures."
In addition to the Code of Conduct, rules and regulations developed by the university to maintain a safe and orderly environment may be found in the following locations (without limitation): Course Catalog, PLU Master Housing and Meal Agreement, PLU Student Athlete Handbook, and the PLU Parking Regulations. Each resource can be found on the PLU website.
The Student Code of Conduct may be revised when, in PLU’s discretion, the need arises. This may occur during the course of an academic year, as well as a break between academic years. Revisions occur under the direction of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, in consultation with the Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities, appropriate student, faculty, and administrative committees/councils and legal counsel. Members of the PLU campus community requesting changes to the Code of Conduct may do so through the officers of ASPLU or RHA, as a request to the Campus Life Committee of the Faculty, or directly with the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students. Students will be notified of changes as they become effective. Notification will usually be made via email.