University Policies (General)

Academic Integrity Policy

Academic integrity is honesty concerning all aspects of academic performance.

Accommodations of Persons with Disabilities Policy

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (ADA), PLU will not discriminate against any student, applicant or employee because of the presence of a mental or physical disability.

Affirmative Action Policy

PLU is committed to enlarging and maintaining the representation of ethnic, gender, cultural and economic diversity among its employees, as well as among its student population.

Complaint Arbitration/Grievance

PLU is committed to the internal resolution of disputes arising within the University Community, wherever such resolution is possible.

Employment and Employee Relations

The Human Resource Office handles the employment and employee relations for PLU.

Equal Educational Opportunity Policy
Equal Employment Policy

PLU is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and in education for all members of the university community without regard to an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental and physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

Faculty Handbook

The PLU Faculty Handbook is the resource for all faculty.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
Financial Privacy Policy

The Gramm-Leach Bliley (GLB) Act mandates extensive privacy protections for consumers. Colleges and universities are considered financial institutions regulated through this law. Because they are also regulated by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), our privacy provisions meet the requirements of the GLB Act. However, colleges and universities are subject to provisions related to administrative, technical and physical safeguarding of customer information. Regulations carrying out this act are in effect as of May 23, 2003.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, PLU adopted a policy and procedures to protect the privacy of “protected health information” (PHI) such as medical and counseling records. The University’s privacy officer is the vice president for finance and administration, 253.535.7121.

Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (Section 488)
Inclusive Language

PLU supports the efforts of faculty, students, staff, and administrators to employ and augment the inclusive language guidelines of their professions or disciplines, and to reflect upon the cultural conditions which have made such guidelines integral to contemporary language use. General ELCA guidelines suggest that inclusive language avoid stereotypes and biases and not alienate, demean, or misrepresent persons based on gender, race, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, class, nationality, religion, family, age, or status. PLU promotes the use of language that includes and affirms groups that have often been misrepresented in or left out of discourse, directs our attention to the nuances of social reference and calls us to address all individuals with respect.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Select document “PLU Policies, Procedures and Guidelines” at:

PLU Policy and the Law
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act