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Diversity, Justice, Sustainability

Diversity, justice and sustainability are core values at PLU.

We engage a diversity of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation at PLU, as well as diversity of world-view, religion, national origin, age, learning style and even political philosophy. PLU seeks sustainability as environmental stewardship but also as a commitment to ecological, social and economic justice.

Here are just some of the ways we live out our values:

My Language / My Choice

PLU’s Diversity Center initiated the “My Language / My Choice” campaign, which addresses the use of hurtful and harmful language and the impact our words may have on others.

Carbon-Neutral by 2020

We’ve been named one of the top 50 greenest universities in the nation and have a goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2020.


Students, staff and community members come together to discuss justice issues and current events, including the Fall 2014 #BlackLivesMatter Forum.