Campus Ministry Council
Pacific Lutheran University is a school of the church, sponsored by the congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that comprise the Pacific Northwestern region of this national body. As a Lutheran university, PLU welcomes students, faculty, and staff from many Christian communions and other religious traditions as well as those who claim no religious or spiritual affiliation. Rooted in the Reformation call to intellectual humility and the freedom to explore and study every dimension of life and faith, the university invites students, faculty, and staff to engage and support the Lutheran philosophy of higher education that seeks to educate for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care – for other people, for their communities, and for the Earth. This educational mission arises out of the Lutheran reform movement and thus is rooted in an intellectual, spiritual, and reforming core that continues to benefit the pluralism found in this and every ELCA school in the United States.
The Campus Ministry Council thus exists:
- To enrich and support the religious and spiritual affections and affiliations of university members, a support that clearly welcomes diversity and encourages mutual respect;
- To nurture the spiritual lives of various individuals and groups within the university; and
- To promote and protect religious freedom, dialogue and understanding between religious communities, and the affirmation of the fundamental dignity of all persons who study, administer, support, and teach at this university.