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About PLU

Harstad Hall and Pacific Lutheran University sign


PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care-for other people, for their communities and for the earth.

Luke Ruiz, Former Resident Director for South and Kreidler Halls: “As an advocate for social justice, PLU is a university that lives out their mission and I’m grateful to be part of an institution that promotes equality. I’ve been supported by our department to coordinate trainings, workshops, and programs that focus on understanding the dynamics of privilege, power and oppression.”


As a university of the first rank, Pacific Lutheran University seeks to maximize the achievement of its mission and become an internationally renowned model of the New American University, integrating a distinctive liberal arts college with one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier centers for professional education.