New Student Orientation at PLU, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Photo/John Froschauer)

Campus Resources for Thriving at PLU

PLU seeks to support students’ thriving through the following resources designed to support students in their academic success, their sense of belonging through community building, and their overall wellbeing and safety. All three of these dimensions of thriving (academic, community, wellbeing) are interconnected; many of the following offices, departments, and resources support students across multiple areas. The following list will be continuously updated during the 2020-21 academic year to highlight ways to engage on-campus, both in-person and virtually, with these resources to support students’ thriving at PLU. 

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-21

PLU has developed this centralized website (bookmark it!) that is being continuously updated with resources related to navigating learning, both remotely and face-t0-face, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the following resources, you will also find links to the Return to Learning on Campus Guide that is an additional helpful resource in navigating campus resources in the upcoming year.

Academic Resources

First-Year Experience Program (FYEP)

Description: Director Rona Kaufman is available to answer questions regarding the First-Year Experience at PLU

Webpage: www.plu.edu/first-year/

Email: kaufman@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7295

Campus Location: Admin 227D

Learning Communities (LCs)

Description: Learning Communities are a valuable part of the PLU experience, adding to the learning that happens in the classroom and beyond. Assists with building community at PLU that bridges in-and out-of-classroom experience, beginning with First-Year Experience Program (FYEP) linked courses in the first year.

Webpage: www.plu.edu/residential-life/themed-learning-communities

Email: rlif@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7200

Campus Location: LCs convene in a variety of on-campus and virtual locations: LC locations include the classroom locations in which FYEP linked courses meet, connected Residence Hall spaces, the CAVE Commuter Community, and virtually via Sakai.

Additional Information: Linked Courses

All first-year students who enroll in a First Year Experience Program (FYEP) 101 course will be linked through that course to a Learning Community (LC). LC linked courses provide opportunities to connect with community both inside and outside of the classroom, through co-curricular opportunities throughout the first year. Students who participate in LC linked courses have increased community and academic support to promote success in their first year at PLU! Additionally, residential students experience a further connection between their LC linked course and the theme of their residence hall. By participating in LC linked courses, your classmates become your neighbors.

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021:

All LCs have a Sakai site through which curricular and co-curricular connection opportunities (both in-person and virtually) are posted. Throughout fall 2020, both on- and off-campus students who are members of each respective LC will have opportunities for learning and engagement that bridges in- and out-of-class experiences. 

Academic Assistance

Description: Finding tutors for courses and assistance with study skills. 

  • Individual tutoring
  • Test review sessions
  • Student success workshops
  • Study strategy planning
  • Drop-in tutoring for Math and the Natural Sciences

Webpage: www.plu.edu/aac/

Email: aac@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7459

Campus Location: Center for Student Success, Library 1st floor

Academic Advising

Description: Build your degree, talk to an advisor, decide your major, New Student Registration (first-years & transfers), faculty resources. 

  • Provide guidance in developing academic goals and choosing a major
  • Support for students experiencing academic difficulty
  • Clarify general university and core requirements
  • Serve as referrals to others throughout the campus

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/academic-advising/

Email: advising@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7459

Campus Location: Library, Room 124

Center for Military Support

Description: Resources for current military-affiliated students, faculty resources, Clemente Course

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/military-affiliated-students/

Contact: https://www.plu.edu/military-affiliated-students/contact-us/

Phone: 253.535.7412

Campus Location: Hauge, Room 107

Testing Center

Description: Proctoring for students who need to make up an exam and/or who had alternative testing as an educational accommodation.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/academic-advising/home-3-2/

Email: advising@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7459

Campus Location: Mortvedt Library room 332

Writing Center

Description: Provides assistance with writing and tutoring

  • Offering drafting, revising, and editing strategies
  • Assist with brainstorming for topics and ways to expand or narrow existing topics
  • Present feedback on written papers
  • Share ways to use writers’ resources
  • Help with résumés and job applications
  • Assist with academic, creative, & professional writing skills

Webpage: www.plu.edu/writingcenter/

Email: writing@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.8709

Campus Location: Mortvedt Library 220

Language Resource Center (LRC)

Description: The Language Resource Center is a multimedia center designed to serve as a virtual and physical hub of international studies across the campus.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/lrc/

Email: lrc@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-8330

Campus Location: Hong International Hall

Makerspace (Innovation Studies)

Description: The Innovation Studies Makerspace is a place for discussing ideas, finding inspiration, creating prototypes, crafting, working with electronics, and numerous other projects.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/innovation-studies/events/

Email: halvormj@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7595

Campus Location: Hinderlie Hall (Ground Floor)

Bookstore: Lute Locker

Description: School supplies, books, clothes

  • LuteWorld on-line store
  • Textbooks and class materials
  • Textbook refunds
  • Convenience store, specialty sections, gift shops

Webpage: https://lutelocker.com/

Email: bkst@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7705

Location: Anderson University Center, Lower Level

Mortvedt Library

Description: Provides access to information and research resources to the PLU community

  • Access book and article collections electronically and in print.
  • Meet with a librarian to help you answer any research questions you may have.
  • Request books and articles from another library.
  • Browse PLU Archives and Special Collections.

Webpage: www.plu.edu/library/

Email: library@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7500

Campus Location: Mortvedt Library (12180 Park Avenue S.)

Help Desk: Information & Technology Services

Description: Assistance with computer-related and phone issues

  • ePass accounts for E-mail, digital information sources, and other on-line services
  • Multimedia collections, equipment, and services
  • Computer access & Student IT help desk

Webpage: www.plu.edu/helpdesk/

Email: helpdesk@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7525

Campus Location: Mortvedt Library

Wang Center for Global Education (Study Away)

Description: Provides students, faculty, and staff with challenging and rewarding opportunities to live and learn globally and locally

  • Assist students in selecting programs and preparing for study abroad or off-campus
  • Plan opportunities for off-campus study for J-Term, Summer, semester, or full academic year
  • Coordinate on-campus international activities and international scholar exchange programs
  • Coordinate international internships to selected locations around the globe
  • Offering a variety of public programs on topics of international interest and issues

Webpage: www.plu.edu/wangcenter/

Email: wang.center@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7577

Campus Location: 868 Wheeler Street

Hours of Operation: Starting September 9th, 2020 the Wang Center will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed from noon to 1 pm for lunch) to the campus community.
Wang Center employees can be reached via email between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Social Media:

Provost Office

Description: The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, also known as Chief Academic Officer, at PLU is responsible to the President and the Board of Regents for reporting on all academic affairs and activities.

  • Academic policies and programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Faculty and course offerings

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/provost/

Email: provost@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7126

Campus Location: Hauge Administration Building, Room 103

Digital Humanities Lab

Description: The Digital Humanities (DH) Lab at PLU promotes a distinctly “PLU” version of DH: small, accessible, cost-effective, globally focused and community driven, and carefully suited to the interests of students and faculty at a small university that champions a holistic understanding of what it means to be a human in the world.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/dhlab/what-is-digital-humanities/

Email: dhlab@plu.edu

Campus Location: Hong Hall, Room 246b

Center for Media Studies

Description: Co-curricular activities of Student Media Lab to develop new community outreach and engagement opportunities

Webpage: www.plu.edu/mediastudies/

Email: cms@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7051

Campus Location: Ingram Hall, Room 101

The Elliott Press

Description: Provides hands-on workshop for students in the Publishing & Printing Arts Program

Webpage: www.plu.edu/ppa/elliott-press/

Email: soac@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7387

Campus Location: Ingram Hall, Room 122

School of Arts and Communication

Description: School of Arts and Communication is home to the Departments of Art & Design, Communication, Music, and Theatre & Dance. Concerts, plays, and art gallery exhibits are all overseen by the School.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/soac

Email: soac@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7150

Campus Location: Ingram 101

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021: All of our artistic offerings will continue but will be modified for safety of students, faculty, and audiences. Please read more about how Art & Design, Communication, Music, Theatre, and Dance offerings are changing on our Fall announcement webpage.

Department of Theatre & Dance

Description: The Department of Theatre & Dance produces 10 plays per school year and is home to a variety of theatre, improv, and dance student groups.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/theatre-dance

Email: theatre-dance@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7772

Campus Location: Karen Hille Phillips Performing Arts Center or Ingram 101

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021: The 2020-21 Season will continue but with modifications for safety of students, faculty, and audiences. Please read more on our announcement webpage.

Office of the Registrar

Description: The Office of the Registrar enforces academic policy and provides administrative services to the academic community.

  • Transcripts
  • CAPP Report
  • Class Schedule and Registration Management
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation
  • Grades
  • Degree Completion (graduation)

Webpage: www.plu.edu/registrar/

Email: regi@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7131

Campus Location: Hauge Administration Building, Room 130

Student Financial Services

Description: Financial aid, scholarships, and loan assistance and billing questions

  • Add/drop classes
  • Complete withdrawals or re-entry enrollment
  • Transcripts: official and unofficial
  • Verification of enrollment
  • Change of address
  • Financial Aid services
  • Payment options
  • Refund requests
  • Veteran’s Assistance
  • Perkins/Nursing Loans

Webpage: www.plu.edu/student-financial-services/

Email: fin@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7161 or 800.678.3243

Campus Location: Hauge Administration Building, Room 102

Business Office

Description: At the Business office, students can take care of the following related to their student accounts

  • Student account payments
  • Student paychecks
  • Tuition remission

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/business-office/

Email: buso@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7171

Campus Location: Hauge Administration Building, Room 110

Summer Sessions

Description: Summer courses are offered in June and July, both on-campus and online

Webpage: www.plu.edu/summer/

Email: summer@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7063

Campus Location: Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education (corner of Garfield and Pacific)

Admission

Description: Admission-related questions, including:

  • General information
  • Admission of first-year and transfer students
  • Prospective student publications
  • Running Start, Advanced Placement and IB

Webpage: www.plu.edu/admission

Email: admission@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7151

Campus Location: Hauge Administration Building, Room 109

Graduate Admission

Description: Graduate Admission-related questions, including:

  • General information about graduate programs
  • Admission of graduate students
  • Graduate program information sessions

Webpage: www.plu.edu/admission-graduate

Email: gradadmission@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.8570

Campus Location: Center for Graduate and Continuing Education

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-21: COVID-19 FAQ’s page.

Center for Graduate Programs & Continuing Education

Description: Assistance with graduate programs and continuing education offerings

Webpage: www.plu.edu/centergpce/

Email: gpce@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7723

Campus Location: Corner of Pacific Avenue & Garfield St.

Community & Connection Resources

Student Life

Description: The Division of Student Life provides programs and services that advance the development and well-being of students and includes the following departments: Athletics & Recreational Sports, Campus Ministry, Campus Safety, Campus Life (Residential Life & Student Engagement), Counseling Center, Health Center, Dean of Students Office (Student Rights & Responsibilities and Office of Accessibility & Accommodation), Diversity Center (Commuter Connections & Sustainability Integration), Center for Gender Equity, and Hospitality Services & Campus Restaurants.

  • Offer individual attention to student concerns
  • Provide resources to answer student questions
  • Direct students to available resources
  • Advocate for students: listening and working on behalf of student needs and interests
  • Assist with questions related to FERPA (protection of student educational records).  Note, as of the summer of 2015, the Office of the Registrar is now the official coordinator of this policy.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/student-life/

Email: slif@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7191

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 161

Athletics

Description: The Department of Athletics and Recreations is dedicated to providing a broad-based, quality program and experience for men and women who strive to achieve academic and athletic excellence, as well as to promoting exercise and physical activity, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

  • Provides leadership for student-athletes involved in 19 varsity sports
  • Affiliated with the Northwest Conference
  • Intramural activities and six club sports, including cheerleading
  • Operates the Names Fitness Center and the Swimming Pool

Webpage: www.golutes.com

Email: athletic@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7352

Campus Location: Olson Gym, Room 101

Additional Information: Baseball; Men’s Basketball; Women’s Basketball; Men’s Cross Country; Women’s Cross Country; Football; Men’s Golf; Women’s Golf; Women’s Rowing; Men’s Soccer; Women’s Soccer; Softball; Men’s Swimming; Women’s Swimming; Men’s Tennis; Women’s Tennis; Men’s Track & Field; Women’s Track & Field; and Volleyball

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more at the Return to Learning on Campus Guide. 

Recreational Sports

Description: Recreational programs provide students positive social opportunities and are an outlet for good clean FUN (well sometimes it gets a little muddy), exercise, and relaxation. PLU Recreations promotes exercise & physical activity, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/recreations/

Email: thompsrw@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7352

Campus Location: Columbia Center

Additional Information: Intramural Sports; Group Exercise; Outdoor Recreation & Rental Shop; Club Sports; Men’s Club Lacrosse; Women’s Club Lacrosse; Men’s Club Rowing; Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee; Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee; Men’s Club Wrestling; Women’s Club Wrestling

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more at the Return to Learning on Campus Guide. 

Campus Life

Description: PLU Campus Life integrates the departments of Residential Life and Student Engagement to create a more cohesive, intentional, and holistic student experience. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety co-curricular opportunities that enhance and encourage learning outside of the classroom.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/student-life/campus-life/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plucampuslife/

Phone: 253-535-7200

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 161

Residential Life

Description: The mission of Residential Life is to create a safe, inclusive residence hall experience that supports PLU students’ belonging, learning, and enjoyment while empowering them to positively serve their communities. The educational mission of PLU is not limited to the classroom experience. Living on campus is an integral part of a student’s educational experience!

  • Activities and programs designed to promote self-reliance and leadership, explore interests, gain an understanding of others
  • Residence Hall information (see additional information)
  • Advising and support for Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Residence Hall Councils (RHCs)
  • Housing processes and procedures
  • Off-campus housing listings

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/residential-life/

Email: rlif@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7200

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 161

Additional Information: There are nine residence halls, including traditional halls (Harstad HallHinderlie HallHong Hall, Kreidler Hall, Ordal HallPflueger Hall, Tingelstad Hall) and upper division halls (Stuen Hall and South Hall)

Return to Campus Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more about the Residential Life Approach to COVID-19. 

Student Engagement

Description: Advocates for student-directed experiences, Student Engagement is committed to fostering brave and inclusive communities with students, staff, and faculty advisors; inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, interfaith, age, ability, socio-economic, immigration, and veteran status. Academics and student activities go hand in hand at PLU, enhancing student and leadership development. Whatever your interests, PLU has a wide array of programs, organizations and opportunities available to help you make the most of your college experience.

  • Resource for leadership development, including providing advising and support for
    • student government (ASPLU)
    • student clubs and organizations
    • student programming and events with Engage Ambassadors (fka Student Activities Board [SAB])
  • Organization and implementation of LUTE Welcome

Webpage: www.plu.edu/student-engagement/

Email: engage@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7195

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 161

Associated Students of PLU (ASPLU)

Description: As your student government organization, the Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University (ASPLU) supports the values that uplift all students on this campus: diversity, justice, and sustainability. We strive to represent your voice through our bills, resolutions, and Senate projects.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/asplu/

Email: asplu@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7452

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 172

Additional Information:

  • Trying to get funding from ASPLU? Fill out the Leadership Fund Request Form and contact a senator! We also have a Funding 101 page with more information.
  • Want to get involved? We’d love to have you! For further information on discussions and actions that have taken place during ASPLU meetings, check out our minutes or our archives from past meetings. To learn more of specific bill and resolutions passed, check our legislation highlights!

Residence Hall Association (RHA) & Residence Hall Councils (RHCs)

Description: RHA encourages student development through educational and social programming that provides a forum to share ideas and common concerns, and establishes an effective and representative advocate body for residence hall related issues. Residence Hall Council’s strive to create an accepting, diverse, open, and safe living environment in which our residents can expect to be treated equally and respectfully. The purpose of these organizations is to promote unity and fellowship, achieve high scholarship, and to encourage responsible leadership within the community at Pacific Lutheran University.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/rha/

Email: rha@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-8407

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 171

Engage Ambassadors (EAs)

Description: Engage Ambassadors (formerly known as Student Activities Board [SAB]) are focused on after hours and weekend programming on campus. EAs host semi-regular programming and events that engage students socially, culturally and academically, by intentionally promoting community, collaboration, multiculturalism and creativity amongst the various students and student organizations and clubs.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/student-engagement/staff/department/engage-ambassadors/

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 171

Clubs & Organizations

Description: PLU has over 70 registered student clubs and organizations. Looking for a specific club? Curious about what clubs are available? Browse our club listings online, and you’ll find club descriptions and how to contact them for more information. Students are always coming up with great ideas for new clubs! You can learn how to turn those ideas into reality on the Starting a Club page.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/clubs/

Email: clubs@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-8319

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 171

LUTE Welcome

Description: LUTE Welcome (formerly known as New Student Orientation) assists students with a smooth transition to the PLU community

Webpage: www.plu.edu/new

Email: new@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7195

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 161

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-20201:

Due to ongoing and anticipated concerns regarding COVID-19, PLU has decided to offer a virtual orientation approach with in-person JAM (Just Ask Me) small groups led by a continuing-student guide. Learn more: Return to Learning on Campus Guide 

Campus Ministry

Description: PLU Campus Ministry is a community that welcomes, celebrates and engages the diverse spiritual and faith traditions of PLU students, staff and faculty members.  Check out the website for information about how to engage Chapel Break, University Congregation, pastoral care and support, religious inclusion and accommodation, interfaith, and more.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/campus-ministry/

Email: cmin@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7464

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 190

Multicultural Outreach & Engagement

Description: PLU Multicultural Outreach and Engagement exists in Campus Ministry as a place and space where the university’s commitment to inclusiveness, equity and care for students is actualized through mentoring, campus and community collaborations, dialogue and, culture specific programming.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/campus-ministry/

Email: cmin@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7464

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 190

PLU Pantry

Description: Students are hungry for many different reasons. The conditions of the spaces that they come from do not change because they attend a university such as PLU. It is important for campuses to have food pantries in the efforts to help alleviate the stress and worry that students face due to food insecurities. Food insecurity is the lack of access to affordable and nutritious foods. Students cannot do their best in class on an empty stomach, and we are here so that they have the resources they need to succeed.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/campus-ministry/plu-pantry/

Email: cmin@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7467

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 190

Return to Campus Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more at Return to Learning on Campus Guide. 

Center for Gender Equity

Description: Pacific Lutheran University’s Center for Gender Equity supports, challenges, and empowers students, staff, and faculty to combat gender-based oppression and enact positive social change. We envision a world where people of all gender identities and expressions are free to pursue their intellectual , professional, and personal goals. CGE is home to Peer Education through Peer Advocacy and Community Education (PACE), provides Advocacy & Response Campus Services for Victims/Survivors of Violence, and is a resource for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming students.

  • Resources for issues regarding gender equity & social justice
  • Educational programs & leadership/internship opportunities
  • Support & advocacy services for students, faculty & staff
  • Comfortable space for meetings & celebrations
  • Opportunities to explore masculinity via Men’s Project

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/gender-equity/

Email: cge@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-8759

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Lower Level (Room 140)

Diversity Center

Description: The dCenter is a community that explores and celebrates issues of intersectional identity and, social justice. Our programs and resources center the voices, leadership, and needs of minoritized identities inclusive of those who identify as people of color, LGBTQIA+, undocumented students, first in the family, and those interested in diversity, justice, and sustainability. The Diversity Center is committed to empowering the PLU community to engage in dialogue, programs, and initiatives that promote and enhance equity, agency, and action.

  • Communities for all interested in diversity, justice, and sustainability
  • Student success resources for students of color, LQBTQIA+ students, undocumented students
  • Education and support for identity, inclusion, sustainability, equity, and activism topics
  • Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS) affinity clubs and communities

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/dcenter/

Email: dcenter@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.8750

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Room 150

Commuter Connections

Description: DCenter is also home to Commuter Student Connections and is committed to providing and advocating for programs and services that meet the diverse interests and needs of commuter and transfer students in order to best support these students in achieving their goals. Commuter Students refers to all students who live off campus near or far. Commuter Students at PLU travel to campus from as near as across the street from campus and as far as Olympia and Renton. These students commute by car, walking, biking, bus, and carpooling.

Webpage: www.plu.edu/diversity-center

Email: ctsc@plu.edu

Phone:253.535.8750

Campus Location: The Cave (Anderson University Center, Lowest Level)

International Student Services

Description: International Student Services (ISS) is committed to providing programs and services to support the academic and personal development of international students. ISS staff works closely with other university offices and student leaders to provide comprehensive services to maximize educational and personal experiences of each international student. ISS represents PLU in working with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program administered by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/iss/

Email: iss@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7264

Campus Location: International Student Center (Harstad Hall, Suite 112)

Army ROTC

Description: Assisting students who desire to participate in Army ROTC (open to all first-year students)

Webpage: www.plu.edu/rotc/

Email: rotc@plu.edu

Phone: 252.535.8200

Campus Location: Memorial Gym 105

Community Engagement & Service

Description:Community engagement and service is important for students, staff, and faculty who want to learn and serve in the context of the Parkland and Tacoma community. We recognize the invaluable wisdom housed in our local community and seek mutually beneficial partnerships that deepen student learning while enhancing the common good.

  • Volunteer programs and advocacy opportunities for the PLU campus
  • Find local volunteer opportunities with community organizations
  • Service-learning opportunities for your PLU classes

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/service/

Email: service@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7415

Campus Location: Corner of 122nd St. S. and Park Ave. S.

Internships

Description: The internship team serves to connect students with internship experiences in Tacoma and around the world. By offering support throughout the internship search experience, the team prepares students to make meaningful impacts at and beyond PLU.

  • Apply classroom learning in workplace situations
  • Develop skills & build professional connections
  • Receive internship search assistance
  • Register for internship courses

Webpage: www.plu.edu/career/internships/

Email: intern@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7415

Campus Location: Nesvig Alumni Center

Career

Description: Bringing together PLU’s best academic and career planning tools to help students make a seamless transition into the next phase of life.  By linking students with the right resources, advisors, and opportunities, Career positions students to succeed.

  • Major and career exploration
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Job and internship search and support
  • Interviewing and networking
  • Career fair prep
  • Salary negotiation
  • LuteLink and LinkedIn

Webpage: www.plu.edu/career/

Email: career@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7415

Campus Location: Nesvig Alumni Center

Student Employment

Description: Student Employment provides comprehensive resources and counseling for students at every point in their career planning: employment (part-time, full-time, work-study), internships, and career choice. Visit us early and often throughout your PLU experience!

  • State and federal work-study and non work-study employment opportunities for on and off campus positions
  • Challenging and diverse positions (part-time and full-time) with fair and equitable compensation
  • Employment education orientation
  • Supervisor resources
  • Parent resources

Webpage: www.plu.edu/studentemployment/

Email: stuemp@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7459

Campus Location: Nesvig Alumni Center

Alumni

Description: Alumni engagement programs, grants, and the PLU Fund

Webpage: www.plu.edu/alumni/

Email: alumni@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7415

Campus Location: Nesvig Alumni Center

Student Media

Description: Our primary role is to discover, report, and distribute information about important issues, events, and trends that impact the PLU community.  Our efforts to document and chronicle our collective experience will provide a first draft of university history.  Our primary values in the performance of our duties are reflected in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and the TAO of Journalism.

Sustainability

Description: Sustainability at PLU focuses on three key components: care for people, care for the planet, and prosperity, both now and in the future. These are values that emphasize the inseparable interrelation‐ships between environmental, economic, and ethical principles that call on all individuals and communities to ensure that our present way of life does not degrade that of future generations, but leaves the world a better place for all.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/sustainability/

Email: sustain@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7170

Campus Location: Facilities Management (Building #28)

Wellbeing & Safety Resources

Campus Safety

Description: Campus Safety provides an effective operating force of trained personnel to protect the university and its community.  This office is open 24-hours/day, 365-days/year.

  • Provides building access to PLU buildings/offices, and key check in/out.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and fire alarms
  • Assists with crime prevention, and aids law enforcement officers
  • Coordinates emergency/crisis response and trainings with the PLU Dept. of Emergency Programs.  Implements PLU Alert! emergency messaging.
  • Security patrol and video surveillance
  • Free walking escort service on campus and within a designated perimeter surrounding campus; mobility shuttle services are also available
  • Oversees vehicle registration (decals required to park in PLU parking lots).  Bike registration available, as well.
  • Manages PLU vehicle rentals and driver certifications
  • Vehicle jump starts available

Webpage:

Email: campussafety@plu.edu

Phone: 

  • Emergencies: (253) 535-7911
  • General information: 253-535-7441
  • Campus Closure Hotline: 253-535-7100 -or- 1-877-322-0872

Campus Location: Harstad Hall, Room G-282 (basement)

Emergency Programs

Description: PLU Campus Safety Emergency Programs is responsible for leading emergency planning efforts across campus disciplines, developing and implementing a training and exercise program for the campus, and identifying and facilitating investments in mitigation initiatives and emergency equipment and resources. Here you will find information on upcoming emergency exercises and training opportunities, PLU response procedures, continuity of operations planning guidance, resources for the purchase of emergency supplies, and links to other emergency preparedness organizations, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Red Cross, and the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management.

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/emergency/

Email: thompsse@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7038

Weather Closures and Emergency Information: 1-877-322-0872

Campus Location: Harstad Hall, Room G-282 (basement)

Counseling Center

Description: The Counseling Center‘s experienced team of licensed psychologists and mental health counselors is well prepared to help you make the most of your educational experience.

  • Free and confidential short-term personal counseling and therapy (individual/group)
  • Medication consultation
  • Consultation to family, friends, faculty and staff that are concerned about a student who is presenting with mental health issues.
  • Referral to community providers/specialized services
  • Workshops and presentation for faculty, staff and students

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/chws/counseling/

Email: councen@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7206

Campus Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 300 (3rd Floor, Mezzanine)

Urgent & Emergency Mental Health Support: 

  • Urgent Mental Health Support: For urgent mental health support after business hours (including weekends and holidays), contact the Counseling Center Crisis Line at 253-535-7075. You will be connected with a crisis line professional who works closely with our office. PLU Residence Hall staff are also encouraged to utilize this line to assist residents needing urgent mental health support after hours.
  • Emergency Mental Health Support: For emergencies (i.e., an immediate threat of harm to yourself or someone else), call PLU Campus Safety at 253-535-7911 or 911 immediately.
  • Suicide Prevention: Additional resources at https://www.plu.edu/prevent/

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more at Return to Learning on Campus Guide.

Health Center

Description: The PLU Health Center is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy campus. The Health Center offers primary healthcare services to ALL PLU students, including graduate and international students. We provide high-quality, confidential medical care right here on campus. Our wide range of services include management of acute illnesses and injuries like colds, sore throat, or muscle injuries. We also evaluate and manage chronic illnesses like asthma and high blood pressure. We also offer immunizations, specific men’s and women’s healthcare services, physical examinations, sexual health services, and care for emotional and mental health.

  • Evaluate, treat and manage general, acute and chronic illnesses and injuries
  • Men and Women specific healthcare services
  • Immunizations, including travel shots
  • Physicals (for sports, travel and annual check ups)
  • Sexual health services, including birth control counseling and prescriptions, STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing
  • Travel counseling
  • Eating disorder and substance abuse referral
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Student health insurance information and coordination

Webpage: www.plu.edu/health-center/

Email: chws@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7838

Campus Location: Corner of 121st St. S. & Park Ave. S

Lute Telehealth: https://www.plu.edu/chws/lute-telehealth/

Lute Telehealth is a new resource for PLU students that expands access to mental health and medical care by providing HIPAA compliant access to on-line or phone-based services 24/7/365. The resource provides on-demand access to licensed mental health providers and nurse practitioners and related services from the convenience and comfort of your phone or computer and at the location of your choosing (including use of private rooms in the Counseling Center). This resource also provides the opportunity to work with the same mental health counselor for up to 14 appointments over the course of the academic year. All appointments are at no cost to students and there is no limit on the number of on-demand appointments that a student may utilize. There may be costs associated with a prescription or an off campus referral to another provider, if that is necessary.

Return to Learning Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more at Return to Learning on Campus Guide. 

Office of Accessibility & Accommodation

Description: Office of Accessibility and Accommodation is part of the Dean of Student’s office within the Division of Student Life. OAA is dedicated to ensuring equitable access and inclusion for all students with disabilities. We serve students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with our office, faculty, and staff to establish reasonable accommodations and services to receive equitable access to academic and co-curricular opportunities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided at no cost to the student on a case-by-case basis as recommended in the student’s documentation of a disability and as determined by the OAA Coordinator.

  • Coordination of accommodations for students with disabilities (permanent or temporary)
  • Partnering with students to determine reasonable accommodations
  • Appropriate documentation of a disability is required from a physician or appropriate professional. All student records and information are kept confidential
  • Connect with OAA if you need COVID-19 related accommodations (out of state, live with high risk family members, etc)

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/dss/

Email:oaa@plu.edu

Phone: 253-538-6392

Campus Location: Lee House (12013 Park Ave S)

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Description: The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) is part of Pacific Lutheran University’s commitment to holistic student development. PLU SR&R Office seeks to provide a fair and equitable process for reviewing and responding to incidents. Its procedures have been developed with the goal that all students involved in any disciplinary matter are treated with fairness and in a manner consistent with other students. Inherent in the SR&R process is an element of flexibility that enables the university to address core issues of behavior.

  • Student Code of Conduct: The university’s policies, rules, and regulations to ensure the welfare of the educational community.
  • Works closely with Title IX Coordinator and investigates issues related to complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Assists students in developing personal values and ethics, managing emotions, making decisions and following through on commitments, becoming independent, recognizing interdependence, and accepting consequences of personal actions and decision

Webpage: https://www.plu.edu/srr/

Email: srr@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7462

Campus Location: Lee House (12013 Park Ave S)

Campus Restaurants

Description: Campus Restaurants is proudly owned and operated by Pacific Lutheran University and our thoughtful, professional staff is committed to serving the PLU Community. In addition to The Commons, our state of the art dining facility, we operate Old Main Market, Kelley Cafe, The Lute Café, and University Catering. We are dedicated to providing nutritionally sound meals, mentoring students, providing hospitality with integrity and leading our community in sustainable initiatives.

  • Oversees the operations of The Commons (state of the art dining facility), 208 Garfield restaurant, Old Main Market in the Anderson University Center, and three campus restaurants (see web site for hours, locations, menus and payment options)
  • Meal Plan options for students, as well as Meals Away and Sick Meals
  • Catering available for campus events
  • Great employment opportunities

Webpage: www.plu.edu/dining/

Email: dining@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7472

Campus Location: Anderson University Center

Return to Campus Updates for 2020-2021: Learn more at the Return to Learning on Campus Guide.

Hospitality Services

Description: Hospitality Services coordinates on-campus events and provides resources for events planning. 

  • Coordination of online Event Management System (EMS) for conference/event reservations and event space management
  • Great employment opportunities

Webpage: www.plu.edu/hospitality/ or www.plu.edu/calendar/

Email: events@plu.edu

Phone: 253.535.7450

Campus Location: Anderson University Center

LuteCard

Description: The PLU ID card, known as a LuteCard is provided to all Pacific Lutheran University students, faculty and staff. Your LuteCard is your key to PLU’s buildings, activities and campus restaurants.

  • Activating a LuteCard (PLU ID card), reporting lost cards, general university information
  • Business Operations Office, Room 207 includes LuteCard (PLU ID card) services
  • Dining Dollars: This denomination is included with all PLU meal plans and is accessed with your LuteCard — great for Faculty and Staff also. These are for food purchases only and expire on the last day of classes in May.
  • Meal Plans: All students living on-campus are required to have a meal plan, excluding South Hall residents. Your LuteCard will hold your Dining Dollars.

Webpage: www.plu.edu/lutecard/ 

Email: lutecard@plu.edu 

Phone: 253.535.7411

Campus Location: Anderson University Center