Pacific Lutheran University challenges students to succeed to the best of their ability academically, provides them support to reach their academic and personal goals, and prepares them for a lifetime of success, both in their careers and in service to others.

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Student Life is “to promote the holistic development of students and steward a dynamic campus community. We engage students in purposeful experiential learning that challenges them to make a difference in the world as they care for themselves and others, and positively impact the diverse communities in which they live.”

The Division of Student Life works with partners across campus to provide programs and services that advance the development and well-being of students.

We care about the holistic development of students in mind, body and spirit, and cultivate a campus climate that strives to be inclusive and supportive, and models respect for every individual.

What you learn in class, you can apply (on campus, in the local community, globally)

  • Accessibility and Opportunity
  • Depth and Breadth
  • Challenge and Support

Our Commitment

The people of Student Life are knowledgeable, friendly and ready to serve. We care about your opinions, your values, your perspective, your voice and your interactions with others. We help you live as active and engaged citizens of campus, of their communities and of the world.

Pacific Lutheran University is committed to a deep engagement with people, cultures, ideas and the environment. Student Life provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership and service; programs that support students physically, emotionally, ethically and intellectually; and programs that are just for fun. Increasingly, these programs are offered through faculty-student life collaboration.