Laptop adorned with LGBTQ+ stickers in the DJS center, Monday, June 6, 2022, at PLU. (Photo/John Froschauer)

Diversity, justice and sustainability (DJS) are core values at PLU. At many other universities, you see these three values independent from each other. Here, we see them as interconnected and woven into the fabric of PLU and its students.

DJS are intrinsic to the vitality of learning, resilience, and growth. You will find a place of acceptance, open-mindedness, and compassion. No matter your background, faith, gender identity, or orientation, we can flourish together in this PLU environment.


PLU GREAN Club's informational poster and table with fake greenery at the Spring Engagement Fair.

DJS Clubs believe in and work to promote equity between individuals and across the institution. This coalition of DJS Clubs will work from an intentional and intersectional framework that centers marginalized identities and raises awareness of injustice at PLU through an anti-oppression framework.


Angie Hambrick and Nicole Jordan meeting in the Diversity Center in the Anderson University Center, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at PLU.

DJS spaces include the DJS Lounge (a community that explores and celebrates issues of intersectional identity and DJS), Office of DJS: Diversity Center + Center for Gender Equity (where DJS staff members are found), DJS Classroom (home of the Parkland Literacy Center, Student Success Courses, and club meetings), and The Community Garden (where community gathers, learns, and a growing space with a goal of increasing access to fresh produce and flowers in the Parkland community).


Rieke scholars writing during their scholar meeting in the DJS classroom.

These scholarships and funds are coordinated by The Diversity Center and the Center for Gender Equity.  Additionally, there are various internal and external funding resources available to PLU students to support your academic success, wellbeing, and post college aspirations.


Barbara Gilchrist '20 and Nicole Jordan '15, Coordinator for The Center for Gender Equity, pose for a photo, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Lakewood. Both were involved with the Sista Circle event.

These identity programs and communities listed are geared toward Students of Color, Queer students, First in Family students, and Undocumented students.