Prevention and Education

Pacific Lutheran University believes in a community approach to keeping the campus community safe. Within that, PLU works to educate faculty, staff, and students about issues of sexual misconduct including definitions, reporting options, resources, and intervention information.

All incoming students to PLU will receive training on sexual misconduct, healthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention through an online module and orientation. Student groups including athletics will receive yearly training on bystander information. All of the PLU community will receive yearly reminders of the PLU Sexual Misconduct policy, in addition to passive and active programming put on within the residence halls, and through the Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability. For more information on available programs, please see

The University provides training for all mandatory reporters on sexual misconduct and avenues of reporting. In addition, the Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Bench, and Investigators receive yearly training to stay up-to-date on Title IX, best practices, and continued education.