The Office for Student Engagement supports student club/organization travel to engage in service, conferences, competitions and other activities in order to augment students’ experiences outside of the classroom, to facilitate professional development, and to enrich the communities in which students engage. Student club/organization requests to travel either domestically or internationally will be considered in light of the educational, experiential, service, and/or social purposes of the travel. Specific attention will be placed on management of risks, safety of participants in the proposed travel destination, and the planned activities.
The Office for Student Engagement in conjunction with the the Office for Risk Management has final discretion in decisions regarding domestic or international travel by student organizations. All activities and travel must conform to the University’s general regulations pertaining to student activities as presented in this handbook and in the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct applies to all students on and off-campus, including during domestic and international travel. Reports of violations of the code could result in conduct proceedings upon return to campus. An individual student’s conduct record could impact his or her eligibility to participate in student organization travel. Such decisions will be made by Student Engagement in conjunction with Student Rights and Responsibilities.
All student organization travel must be registered with Student Engagement. In order to protect the safety and best interest of students and PLU employees traveling, PLU reserves the right to cancel any travel plans at any time, regardless of prior approval based on a review of current conditions. As such, while not required, travel insurance is highly recommended, particularly for international travel. Please contact Student Engagement with any questions,