In effect for incidents occurring before 1/28/2013. For the new version of the Student Conduct Code, click here.
- The Student Code Of Conduct
- Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities
- General Standards for Community Behavior
- Alcohol Policy
- Animal Control Policy
- Bicycle Parking Policy
- Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure
- Copy Policies
- Controlled Substances Policy
- Emergency Procedures
- Fund Raising
- Infectious Diseases Policy
- Judicial Procedures
- Logo and Seal Policy
- Network and Internet Access Policy
- Parking Policy
- Smoking Policy
The Student Handbook acts in conjunction with the University's Catalogs to inform all students of the University's policies and procedures. It is the student's obligation to be knowledgeable of, and understand the policies and standards contained in these publications. The University reserves the right to change the provisions of the Student Handbook. Such changes will become effective whenever proper University authorities so determine, and will apply to those who are matriculated as well as to prospective students. Students will be informed of such changes. Questions may be directed to the Conduct Advisor (Ryan Aiello, firstname.lastname@example.org). Comments and suggestions are invited and always welcome. Please send your comments to Student Life at UC A102 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Student Code of Conduct
Pacific University is an academic community -- a community where the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and skills are the common ideals which unite us as its members. Students have the obligation to conduct themselves as mature and responsible participants in this community. Toward this end, the University has established policies, standards and guidelines that collectively define the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct includes all policies, standards and guidelines included in, but not limited to:
- The University Catalogs
- The University Handbook
- The Student Handbook
- Residence Hall and Apartment Handbook and Contracts
- Professional program policy manuals
The University has established policies and procedures for responding to infractions of the Student Code of Conduct. These policies and procedures, known as the Student Judicial Process, are described in the Student Handbook.
The Student Code of Conduct and the Student Judicial Process apply to all persons enrolled in the University, both full-time and part-time. This includes those pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies. They also apply to those who attend post-secondary educational institutions other than Pacific but who reside in University residence halls. A person is enrolled in the University when he or she accepts admission to a course of study. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have an on-going relationship with the University are considered students for the purpose of the Student Code of Conduct. In general, University jurisdiction is limited to conduct which occurs on University premises (all land, buildings, facilities and property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University, including adjacent streets and sidewalks). University jurisdiction extends to conduct off campus only if such conduct adversely affects the University community and the pursuit of its objectives.
The Vice President shall decide whether off-campus conduct or out-of-term behavior merits consideration, that is, whether it adversely affects the University community and the pursuit of its objectives.
Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Every student has the right to conditions favorable to learning. Students have the right to pursue an education free from discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability. Students at Pacific enjoy the freedoms of speech, expression, and association, the right to privacy, the right of freedom from harassment, the right to due process in judicial matters, and the right to appeal judgements and penalties for alleged misconduct.
Students have the responsibility to conduct themselves, both individually and in groups, in a manner which promotes an atmosphere conducive to teaching, studying and learning. Students are expected to uphold academic and personal integrity, to respect the rights of others, to refrain from disruptive, threatening, intimidating, or harassing behavior, or behavior which is harmful to themselves, other persons or property. Students have the responsibility to abide by the standards, policies, and regulations of the University, and should comply with reasonable instructions from University personnel while in the performance of their duties.
General Standards for Community Behavior
In addition to the standards and policies already described, the following shall apply to all students:
- Students shall not intentionally damage, vandalize, deface, destroy or steal University property, or the personal property of another person.
- Students shall not engage in threatening or endangering behavior (action that can lead to harm to self or others) including: physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
- In emergency situations, students must comply with instructions of University staff, safety and security officers, or emergency personnel called to campus.
- Students must comply with all regulations regarding fire safety and the use of fire equipment and fire safety procedures, including: not engaging in behavior that poses a significant risk of starting a fire, evacuating a building, unauthorized re-entry into a building, tampering with smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or any other emergency or safety equipment, and false alarms.
- Firearms and other dangerous weapons may not be brought into, or kept on, the campus or residence halls under any circumstances. Dangerous weapons include firearms, martial arts weapons, knives, explosives (including fireworks), hazardous chemicals, and any item used or displayed in a threatening manner. Discharge of a firearm on campus will result in immediate suspension or expulsion.
- Unauthorized use of telephones, unauthorized long distance charges, and information technology resources are not permitted.
- Unauthorized use or duplication of keys or combinations, or alteration or removal of any lock is not permitted.
- Unauthorized use or falsification of student identification is not permitted.
Pacific University recognizes state law and encourages compliance with it. Furthermore, the University's policy governing student behavior echoes the legal requirements and holds students accountable for their decisions regarding alcohol.
Within the limits of the law, the University recognizes the right of choice, insists on responsible drinking for those who choose to drink and respects the rights of those who choose not to drink. When drinking, individuals will be expected to conduct themselves maturely and responsibly, always respecting the rights of others. Because of our concern for the rights of individual students and the personal growth of each, the University will intervene when inappropriate behavior is demonstrated.
Because of the negative effect on academic performance, health, personal relationships and safety, the University is strongly against alcohol abuse. The University provides alcohol education programs, on-campus counseling services, and referral to off-campus counseling and treatment programs. The University may require evaluation and/or treatment for a student as a condition of enrollment. Seeking confidential assistance from or being referred to these services will not, by itself, result in disciplinary action.
Students seeking assistance for themselves or for others may contact:
Student Counseling Center: 503.352.2191
Student Health Center: 503.352.2269
Off Campus :
Tuality Chemical Dependency Services: 503.357.0774
Adult Children of Alcoholics : 503.225.9040
Alcoholics Anonymous: 503.223.8569
Narcotics Anonymous: 503.233.223
The objectives of our Alcohol Policy are:
- To educate students regarding the effects of use, misuse, and abuse of alcohol in order to encourage responsible decision-making.
- To increase student understanding, acceptance of, and participation in activities which do not include the use of alcohol.
- To make available professional staff with whom an individual or group can address concerns related to alcohol use, including counseling, staff training and educational programs.
- To maintain behavioral guidelines in accordance with state law for appropriate response to the use, misuse and abuse of alcohol.
Alcohol Education Programs
The University will make available to all community members alcohol education programs that 1) address the use and effects of alcohol, 2) make available information regarding campus and community resources that respond to alcohol-related problems and 3) offer guidelines and suggestions for responsible party and events planning. Alcohol education programs will be utilized in the following ways:
- When a student has violated the alcohol policies s/he will be required to attend an alcohol education program.
- Students who are experiencing academic, personal, or behavioral difficulties because of their use, misuse or abuse of alcohol may be referred to an alcohol education program or to alcohol treatment as a condition of their enrollment.
- Alcohol education will be available to any student organization or living group that wishes to sponsor a program.
Regulations Regarding Expected Behavior
- The use of alcohol is prohibited on the University campus except as described in #2 below or as authorized by designated University personnel.
- In the residence halls, legal age consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in student rooms only. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in hallways, lounges, lobbies or other public areas except when a lounge or lobby has been approved for an event where alcohol will be served.
- Any person who chooses to drink alcoholic beverages is expected to
do so responsibly. Behavior in violation of the alcohol policy
will be addressed. These behaviors include but are not limited to:
- Possession or consumption by anyone under 21 years of age
- Excessive noise
- Verbal, written, or physical harassment
- Excessive messes (e.g.. litter, spills on carpets or furniture)
- Obvious intoxication (e.g.. staggering, passed out, inability to care for self)
- Throwing garbage, liquids, or other materials out of windows
- Irresponsible hosting of functions
- All members of the community share the responsibility for ensuring that the alcohol policy is followed, and share in the responsibility for the safety and welfare of their peers and guests. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to: understanding that you are responsible for the behavior of guests; preventing intoxicated persons from driving by whatever means necessary; providing safe transportation to and from off-campus events; securing the assistance of Campus Public Safety, the police, or University staff if necessary; and seeking alcohol education or professional advice if concerned about one's own, or another individual's misuse or abuse of alcohol.
- Kegs and beer bongs are not allowed on campus except when authorized by designated University personnel for an event where alcohol will be served. All persons are prohibited from possessing drug paraphernalia that is intended for use with controlled substances in campus housing. Drug paraphernalia includes but is not limited to pipes, water pipes, and bongs. The University may seize drug paraphernalia upon evidence that it has been used with illegal substances.
Authorization for an Event Where Alcohol Will be Served
Alcohol may be served at events when authorization has been given by appropriate University personnel. Student groups and organizations, resident students, faculty groups and all other University groups wishing to serve alcohol at an event will submit their requests for authorization to the Director of Student Activities. All off-campus groups wishing to sponsor an event where alcohol will be served will also obtain authorization from the Director of Student Activities. Decisions for authorization will be based upon written requests submitted at least one week prior to the event that demonstrate sufficient care will be taken to abide by University regulations and the following guidelines:
- The lawful sale of alcoholic beverages will be conducted solely by personnel from a licensed liquor establishment that can demonstrate the possession of appropriate bartender liability insurance coverage.
- Precautionary measures will be taken to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not accessible or served to persons under 21 years of age or to persons who appear intoxicated.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted only within an established and approved area designated for the event.
- Attractive non-alcoholic beverages must be available at the same place as all alcoholic beverages and featured as prominently as the alcoholic beverage.
- A reasonable portion of the event's budget shall be assigned to the purchase of food items.
- No event shall include any form of "drinking contest".
- Advertisements shall not feature alcohol as an inducement to participate in a campus event. No reference shall be made to the amount of alcoholic beverages that will be available. The availability of non-alcoholic beverages should be advertised.
- University safety personnel shall be present at all times during the event.
- University guidelines for responsible party and events planning shall be followed.
All violations shall be governed by the following:
Responses to Inappropriate Behavior of Individuals
This represents a first violation of the alcohol policy where the student is cooperative with staff and aggravating circumstances are not present. Violations of this type may result in 10 hours of community service, restitution for any damages, and referral to an alcohol education program.
This represents a repeat violation or a first violation where aggravating circumstances are present or the student involved is uncooperative, or is harassing or verbally abusive to staff or other students. Students with these kinds of violations will be assigned 20 hours of community service, may be fined $25-$100, and will be referred to an alcohol education program. Restitution will be required for any damages associated with the violation. Non-resident students who are found to be responsible for these kinds of violations may be prohibited from the residence halls.
This represents repeated violations of the alcohol policy and/or other residence hall policies while visibly under the influence of alcohol, or an initial violation of the alcohol policy where physical harassment, violence, or a pattern of other serious violations has occurred. Students with these kinds of violations will be assigned 40 hours of community service, may be fined $100-200, and may be referred for an alcohol assessment. Restitution will be required for any damages associated with the violation. Resident students found responsible for these types of violations may be suspended from the residence halls.
This represents any violation of the alcohol policy after a student has been found responsible for a Level 3 violation. Students found to be responsible for this type of violation may be suspended or expelled from the University.
In all cases where individual fines are assessed, the money will be used for alcohol education programming, speakers and resources.
Responses to Inappropriate Behavior of Groups
Groups who sponsor events where alcohol will be served are responsible for ensuring that the Pacific University alcohol policy regarding behavior and authorization is adhered to by both hosts and participants. When the policy is violated by excessive noise or alcohol being transported from the designated event area, the group may receive a verbal request to remedy the situation. After the group is warned any violations of the alcohol policy will be responded to according to the following levels.
This represents a first violation of the alcohol policy where the group is cooperative with University staff and aggravating circumstances are not present. Violations of this type may result in a fine of $100, required attendance at an alcohol education program by the officers or leader of the group, and a loss of the privilege to sponsor events where alcohol will be served for one to six months. Restitution will be required for any damages. Community service may also be required.
This represents a repeat violation or a violation at which aggravating circumstances are present or the group is uncooperative, or has been harassing or verbally abusive to staff or other students. Groups with these kinds of violations may be fined $100-$400, be referred as a group to an alcohol education program, and may lose the privilege to utilize University facilities for any event for six (6) months. Restitution will be required for any damages associated with the violation. Community service may also be required.
This represents repeated violations of the alcohol policy or an initial violation where physical harassment or violence has occurred. Groups with these kinds of violations may be fined $400-$800 and have their charters and constitutions revoked for one academic year. Restitution will be required for any damages associated with the violation. The charter and constitution may be reinstated by a meeting between PUCC/PPC officers, the Dean of Students and other appropriate University administrators, and officers or leaders of the group where plans for future behavior are discussed and agreed upon.
If a group fails to meet the conditions included in their level of violation (e.g. failure to pay a fine, failure to attend an alcohol education program), the conditions included in the next violation level will be assessed. In all cases where group fines are assessed, the money will be used for alcohol education programming, speakers and resources.
State Law/Legal Sanctions
The University community is reminded that the alcoholic beverage laws of the State of Oregon specify the following: "No person under the age of 21 years shall attempt to purchase or acquire alcoholic liquor. Except when such minor is in a private residence accompanied by the parent or guardian of the minor and with such parent's or guardian's consent, no person under the age of 21 years shall have personal possession of alcoholic liquor." (ORS 471.430)"No person shall sell, give or otherwise make available any alcoholic liquor to any person who is visibly intoxicated. No one other than the person's parent or guardian shall sell, give or otherwise make available any alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years." (ORS 471.410)
Students should be aware of the legal sanctions relating to alcohol in the state of Oregon. Driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is a Class A misdemeanor, with a maximum fine of $5,000. Consequences for having an open container in a car, being a minor in possession, or furnishing alcohol to a minor range from $350 to $2,500 in fines, a jail sentence, or both. Students are further advised that in Oregon, it is against the law to serve or make available alcohol to a visibly intoxicated individual. You could be held liable for damages under social host liability (ORS.471.412).
Pacific University campus animal policies shall be in conformity with state, county, and city ordinances and regulations. In conformity with Oregon Health Regulations relative to food services, no animals are allowed in the University Center. (Exceptions are made for animals who accompany people with certain physical disabilities). Dogs shall be allowed on campus only when on a leash and accompanied by the owner. No dogs, cats, or similar pets are allowed in the residence halls. The President, or his/her designee, shall duly assign administrative responsibility to implement these policies. Violations of this animal policy may result in calling the appropriate authority requesting the removal of the animal.
Students who choose to ride their bicycles to campus are strongly encouraged to lock them. Bicycles should be parked only in designated places. This does not include any railings, posts, trees or other objects not meant for bicycle parking. For the convenience of the students and staff at Pacific, bike racks are located outside most buildings on campus.
"Blood borne pathogens" refers to disease-causing microorganisms present in blood or other potentially infectious body fluids. Any "high-risk" exposure, defined as an accidental puncture injury, mucous membrane, or non-intact skin exposure to human blood/body fluid, should be considered infectious regardless of the source, and the following steps should immediately be taken.
- Immediately and thoroughly wash the exposed site with soap and water, or the eye/mucous membrane with water or saline.
- Report the incident to your supervisor or program preceptor.
- Immediately (within 2 hours) be evaluated at Providence St. Vincent's Emergency Room, located at US Hwy 26 and Hwy 217, or at the nearest medical facility if outside of the Portland area, for the risk of exposure to HBV/HIV and preventative therapy initiated as indicated.
- If you are unsure whether step 3 pertains to your situation, call the Providence St. Vincent's Emergency Room at 503.216.2361; students may also call the Student Health Center at x2269 (503.352.2269 from off-campus).
Contact with the following bodily fluids or materials is not covered by this section: feces, nasal secretions, saliva, sputum/spit, sweat, tears, urine, and vomit. If any of the preceding bodily fluids contain visible blood, follow the high-risk procedures listed above.
Do not attempt to clean up any spills of human blood or other potentially infectious body materials unless you have received the Hepatitis B immunization series and have been trained in Pacific University's "Blood borne Pathogens: Exposure Control Plan" or "Students Infectious Disease Policy: Exposure Control Plan". Campus Public Safety, (CPS) and Custodial Staff have been immunized and trained for spill cleanups. For assistance dealing with spills of bodily fluids containing visible blood, contact Custodial at 503.352.2213 during business hours, Campus Public Safety 503.352.2230 during off-hours, or the Resident Director if the spill is in an on-campus housing area.
Pacific University promotes healthy responsible personal choices and lifestyles, and a drug- free academic environment conducive to learning and safety.
In supporting that commitment the University has developed the following policy prohibiting certain behaviors. It is the University's position that the abuse of controlled substances prevents members of the University from achieving optimal academic success. This policy is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1992, and does not apply to the legal, legitimate use of medical pharmaceuticals. The use of medical marijuana is not allowed in on-campus housing or other university buildings.
University Policy Statement
The freedom and well-being of the community rests in the self control exercised by each of its members. Pacific University promotes healthy, responsible, personal choices and lifestyles, and a community environment conducive to learning and safety in which abuse of controlled substances does not occur. Therefore, in accordance with Pacific Community Standards, manufacturing, distributing, selling, using, or possessing, for illicit purposes, illegal drugs, narcotics, pharmaceuticals, medical marijuana, or controlled substances is prohibited. This prohibition applies to campus behavior and extends to those off-campus behaviors that negatively impact the University's ability to pursue its mission. The use of medical marijuana is prohibited in the residence halls. Residents that qualify for medical marijuana may be eligible to move off-campus and should apply through the residency waiver process.
In the interest of fairness, many factors need to be considered whenever a community member is confronted about these issues. Such factors should include, but not be limited to, the type of substance, the amount involved, the existence of paraphernalia, and the location of the behavior. Primary to the consideration will also be the degree the behavior affects or could affect other community interests such as the individual comfort of roommates or associates, the aesthetics of facilities, the image of the University to its various publics, or the risk of disruption to regular academic pursuits. While each circumstance must be considered on its own merits, the foregoing should not be construed as an erosion of the University's prohibitions.
For Your Information
This policy is in accord with public law. For more detailed information regarding substances refer to ORS 475.005 and sections following thereafter. This policy does not pertain to alcohol or tobacco that are dealt with in separate statements. Also, it should be noted that abuse of substances not covered by this policy will be addressed in other statements.
Pacific University is required by federal law (the Drug-Free Schools and Community Act) to publish the following:
Alcohol and Controlled Substances/Legal Sanctions
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
It is illegal to drive in Oregon with a Blood Alcohol Count (BAC) of .08 or more, or under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol and other drugs). DUII is a Class A misdemeanor that can carry a maximum fine of up to $5,000. You may be found guilty at a lower BAC reading - or even without a breath test if you show visible signs of physical or mental impairment.
Other Drugs and Driving
Oregon's DUII law states that it's illegal to drive under the influence of either intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance (over-the-counter, prescription or illicit drugs), or a combination of both.
Open Container Law
In Oregon, it's against the law to drink any alcoholic beverage in a car on a public highway, and it's illegal for the driver or passenger to have an open container in the car on a highway, moving or not.
Implied Consent Law
This law provides that anyone (whether licensed in this state, some other state or unlicensed) is deemed to have given consent to a blood alcohol count (BAC) test when arrested for driving under the influence (DUII) on a public highway or premises open to the public.
Host/Server Liquor Liability (ORS 471.410)
In Oregon, it's against the law to serve or to make available an alcoholic beverage to a visibly intoxicated individual. Whether you are a host in your home or a server in a licensed establishment, you could be held liable for damages. Penalty: Maximum $2,500 fine plus one year in jail.
Minor in Possession (MIP) (ORS 471.430)
If you are under 21 years of age, it is against the law for you to:
- Purchase, attempt to purchase, or acquire alcoholic beverages.
- Have personal possession of alcoholic beverages.
- Enter or attempt to enter any portion of licensed premises posted or otherwise identified as prohibiting use of minors.
Penalty: You could be fined up to $250 for any of the above offenses.
If you are under 18 and violate the MIP laws pertaining to alcohol or controlled substances, you may lose your driver's license for at least one year. If you are not yet licensed to drive, your right to apply for a driver's license may be suspended for one year or until you are 17, whichever is longer.
Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
Making alcohol available to a minor is a crime. This would include presenting a gift of alcohol, sharing a drink, or purchasing alcohol for the minor. Selling (collecting party donations) alcohol to a minor is also illegal.
Penalty: The mandatory minimum fine for a first offense is $350. The maximum penalty which could be imposed is a fine up to $2,500, one year in jail, or both.
If you are 21 or older and attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages or enter an establishment where liquor is served, you must be able to produce a driver's license, or, if the license doesn't have your photograph, an identification card issued by the Motor Vehicles Division.
It is against the law for you to:
- loan your license or ID card to someone else.
- attempt to use a card belonging to someone else or attempt to use a falsified ID card.
- make a written statement of age that is false in whole or in part, or produce any evidence that would falsely indicate your age, either in trying to enter a bar or when applying for an ID card from the Motor Vehicles Division.
Penalty: Violations involving ID cards are considered criminal offenses (Class A misdemeanors) and carry a fine of not more than $2,500 or one year in jail or both.
Listed below are the penalties for possession of key drugs according to both Federal and State Laws.
|DEA Schedule||Max. Prison Time||Max. Fine||Criminal Class|
|I: heroin, LSD, other hallucinogens, marijuana, others||10 years||$100,000||Class B Felony|
|II: methadone, morphine, amphetamine, cocaine, PCP||5 years||$100,000||Class C Felony|
|III: non-amphetamine stimulants, some depressants||1 year||$2,500||Class A Misdemeanor|
|IV: valium-type tranquilizers, some less-potent depressants||30 days||$500||Class C Misdemeanor|
|V (violation): dilute mixtures, compounds with small amounts of controlled drugs||none||$1000||not applicable|
Delivery of less than five grams or possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a Class B felony (see Schedule I). HB 2479 established mandatory evaluation, education and treatment services for those under 18 years of age who are convicted for possession of controlled substances. If services are successfully completed, the charge will be dropped.
Oregon has strong new laws allowing cars, boats, etc. that transport illegal drugs to be seized and forfeited.
Oregon law also provides for a penalty of not more than one year in jail if a person frequents or remains at a place where controlled substances are used. If the only drug found is less than one ounce, then the penalty is an automatic fine of not less than $100.
For complete information on local, state and Federal regulations, contact the Dean of Students Office at 503.352.2212.
Policy Review Process
The Alcohol and Drug Task Force will undertake a biennial review of the Alcohol and Controlled Substances Policy and program. This review will determine the effectiveness of the policy and recommend changes. The review will consist of two reports: outcome and process indicators.
The process indicators will document the number of students and employees involved in various prevention and intervention activities, such as workshops, support groups, counseling sessions, health fairs, peer counseling efforts, etc.
Outcome indicators will document changes that occur as a result of campus drug and alcohol surveys, results of workshops and special events evaluations; reports from the campus security, and/or reports on numbers of referrals, suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary action related to drug and alcohol use.
The Alcohol and Drug Task Force will include StudentLife staff, financial aid administrators, students, peer counselors, Campus Public Safety personnel and faculty. They will be responsible for working together to create the review process and to make recommendations for improving prevention and intervention programs at Pacific University.
Students as well as faculty and staff are subject to federal laws and University policies governing copyrighted materials. Students may freely copy materials for their own personal use. However, if students intend to share copied materials with others (in a class, for instance), they are subject to the "fair use" restrictions of copyright law. In general, copyright law applies to published written material, sound and video recordings, artistic and musical works, and computer software. If a student is uncertain about what s/he can or cannot copy, a faculty member or a librarian should be consulted. Complete copies of the law and University policies are available in the library.
Because of recent changes in the law, the University must strictly enforce copyright law. Lack of compliance on the part of students will be considered a violation of our standards of academic integrity, and will be responded to accordingly.
In an any on-campus emergency situation, Campus Public Safety should be notified. If there is a clear need for immediate outside police, fire, or medical assistance, students should call '911'. If '911' must be contacted, Campus Public Safety should be called directly afterward to inform them that emergency personnel have been called and are en-route.
Though the likelihood of a large earthquake occurring in the Forest Grove area is not high, the possibility does exist, and it is therefore important to know and understand the safety measures that should be taken.
If you are indoors:
- Take cover under a heavy piece of furniture or against an inside wall, and hold on.
- Avoid areas where shattered glass may be present (near windows, mirrors, pictures etc) or where heavy objects may fall on you.
- Stay inside.
If you are outdoors:
- Move into the open - away from buildings, street lights, and utility wires.
- Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops.
Expect aftershocks. Although aftershocks can be smaller than the initial quake, they can cause additional damage and bring down weakened structures. Aftershocks can occur in the first hours, days, weeks or even months after the initial quake.
Be sure you know the location of fire extinguishers, exits and pull stations. If a building fire alarm sounds (or if told to do so by Campus Public Safety or other emergency personnel) evacuate the building immediately. Do not bet your life on the alarm being a false one.
If you discover a fire and/or smoke:
- Isolate the fire by closing all doors on your way out; do not lock the doors.
- Do not attempt to fight a fire alone; only attempt extinguishing a fire if it is minor one that can quickly and easily be put out with a portable fire extinguisher.
- Report the fire and/or smoke by activating the nearest fire alarm.
- Evacuate to a safe place area away from the building.
- Do not take elevators when evacuating - use the stairs.
- Do not stop for personal belongings or records.
- Do not stand in smoke (The greatest danger during a fire!); instead, drop to your knees and crawl to the nearest exit; cover your mouth with a cloth, if possible, to avoid inhaling smoke.
- Assist disabled persons.
If you become trapped:
- If a window is available, open it and place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for emergency personnel.
- Stay near the floor where there is the least smoke.
- Cover your mouth with clothing to avoid inhaling smoke.
- Do not open a door if smoke is pouring in around the bottom or if it feels hot.
- Shout to alert emergency personnel of your location.
Students interested in fund raising outside the campus are strongly advised to confer with the staff in University Advancement before doing so. University Advancement is readily available to assist any individual or group and to provide guidelines on a successful fund raising operation. After some discussion of the goals of the fund raising they can provide information on sources of funds, the best time of year to do fund raising, whether a license might be needed, and other information beneficial to the student fund-raiser.
As an institution of higher education, Pacific University has the responsibility to inform students about potentially fatal blood-borne infectious diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency and Hepatitis B Virus, and to persuade students to protect themselves and others. The Student Health Service will provide on-going education on the prevention of such diseases.
Furthermore, the University has an obligation, insofar as it is able, to protect the rights of students with potentially fatal infectious diseases, and to make reasonable accommodation. At the same time, the University has an obligation to protect, insofar as it is able, the well-being of the entire University community.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "Identified risk factors for HIV transmission are essentially identical to those for HBV." The United States Public Health Service states "There is no risk created in living in the same dwelling with an infected person, eating food handled by an infected person, being coughed or sneezed upon by an infected person, swimming in a pool with or caring for an infected person. Transmission of the HIV virus is primarily through intimate sexual contact, sharing dirty needles, contact with contaminated blood products, contact with bleeding injuries, and maternal-fetus transmission."
Admission to the University
Applicants for admission to Pacific University will not be denied admission based solely on having an HIV or HBV virus.
No student will be dismissed from the University solely on the basis of having a potentially fatal blood-borne disease. His/her progress will be reviewed through established procedures for determining academic progress and standards. The University will follow the same procedures for making reasonable accommodations as it would for any other medical condition.
The University will not require students to be tested for HIV or HBV. Students wishing to be tested will be referred to private or public health services. Student Health Services may provide such testing as staffing levels permit.
Immunization for Hepatitis B
Effective September 1, 1993, students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in professional programs in Optometry, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy must meed the standards for HBV immunization established by their respective programs. These standars may be subject to change, based on programs factors and assoctiated risks. Meeting immunization requirements will be a condition or enrollement. The Student Health Center will provide immunizations at cost, as staffing levels allow.
Students who are employed as athletic trainers or in other positions where they are at risk of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials will be provided with training and offered the Hepatitis B vaccine as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for all employees. Students who decline the vaccination must sign a declination form. The student employee, may request and obtain the vaccination at no cost at a later date, if s/he continue in positions that have the possibility of occupational exposure. The Safety Program Coordinator shall be contacted when any employee is involved in a blood-borne pathogen exposure incident.
Students with HIV or HBV are strongly encouraged to disclose their health status to the Director of the Student Health Service in order to receive education, take appropriate precautions, receive care, or referral for care.
Information regarding the health status of students, including HIV or HBV, is confidential and will not be released without the student¹s written consent. Such information will only be disclosed to those with a need to know in order to protect the health and safety of other students and staff members.
If a student voluntarily discloses his or her health status regarding HIV or HBV to a University employee (faculty, coach, staff, for example), those individuals are required to observe the same standards of confidentiality as health professionals. Failure to do so will be subject to sanction. Individuals who have received confidential information are encouraged to refer the student to the Director of the Student Health Center, and/or to seek the advice of the Director of the Student Health Center to determine how best to respond. This advice should be sought without revealing the identity of the infected student.
If a student voluntarily discloses his or her health status regarding HIV or HBV to another student, and requests confidentiality, the same standards of confidentiality are expected. The student or students who have received such information are strongly encouraged to refer infected students to the Director of the Student Health Center and/or seek the advice of the Director of the Student Health Center about how best to respond. Such advice should be sought without revealing the identity of the infected student.
If the Dean of Students, in consultation with the Vice President for University Advancement, determines that a public statement regarding rumored or identified persons having AIDS, HBV, or other infectious diseases is necessary, then the Vice President for University Advancement shall designate a spokesperson who shall be solely responsible for developing and releasing such statements and for handling all contact with the media or others.
Laws regarding confidentiality are constantly changing. New laws will become part of this policy as they are enacted.
Students with HIV or HBV may live in on-campus housing within the established housing guidelines and policies. If it is known that a student has HIV or HBV prior to entering the residence halls, every effort will be made to find a compatible roommate. Requests for private rooms will be decided on a case by case basis.
Any student refusing to live with a student who has or is suspected of having HIV or HBV will be counseled and provided with educational information. If this is unsuccessful, a room change will be arranged within established room change procedures.
In addition to University policy, students involved in athletics will be expected to follow the HIV/HBV policies of the NCAA. HIV and/or HBV testing are not required to participate in athletics.
Any athlete who participates in intercollegiate athletics, intramurals or club sports and has an infectious disease (including HIV/HBV) is required to disclose such information to the Head Athletic Trainer. This information will be held in confidence, with the exception that the Head Athletic Trainer may determine that the coach has a bona fide need to know such information. An infected student may be prohibited by the Head Trainer from participating in athletic activities with significant risk of bleeding injuries, or other activities that pose a risk of transmission. Such determination shall be made by the Head Trainer in consultation with a qualified health professional not employed by the University.
Athletic trainers will follow universal precautions when responding to bleeding injuries. The Athletic Department will provide every athlete and coach with information about HIV and HBV, including prevention, transmission, universal precautions and the availability of the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Student Health Service
Student health records are confidential, and will not be released without written consent of the student.
At the request of the student with HIV or HBV, and if the student has voluntarily disclosed their health status, the Director of the Student Health Service may serve as a liaison and advocate for the student.The Student Health Service will use universal precautionary measures in providing care to all students.
Professional School Programs
In addition to University policy, students enrolled in professional programs in Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Professional Psychology and School of Education are expected to follow policies and standards established by their respective professions. Students are required to follow standards and policies established by clinical and practica settings.
Students Studying Overseas
HIV or HBV testing may be required by the host country for students who participate in overseas programs or projects. Such tests are not required by Pacific University, but may be a condition of participation for certain programs or countries. Students who choose to participate in such programs must comply with such requirements.
Standards of Conduct for HIV/HBV Infected Students
Any student who has been diagnosed as having an HIV, HBV, or any other potentially fatal infectious disease, must not knowingly or willingly transmit the disease. To do so may be considered endangering behavior, and may be subject to University disciplinary procedures. The likely consequence will be permanent expulsion from the University. Criminal penalites may also apply.
Standards of Conduct for all Students
Any student who refuses to attend classes or participate in activities with a member of the University community who has or is suspected of having an HIV or HBV will be counseled and provided with educational information. The University will assist in changing classes, dropping classes, or withdrawing from the University in accordance with established University policies and procedures.
Bodily Fluids Contact Procedures
Students with HIV or HBV may attend classes as any other student. Laboratory courses, or other courses where there is a risk of exposure to blood or other bodily fluids must utilize universal precautionary measures.
All members of the University community are expected to seek appropriately trained assistance in responding to emergency situations. When responding to bleeding injuries, members of the community shall use universal precautions and contact the Safety Program Coordinator to properly dispose of contaminated materials.
Revision of Policy
This policy will be revised as new medical and legal information is available. Students will be informed of any revisions.
The student judicial process is intended to respond to violations of the Student Code of Conduct, and of general University community standards. Academic matters involving academic integrity, cheating, plagiarism, etc. are under the jurisdiction of the faculties and the Deans of Arts & Sciences, Education, Health Professions and Optometry. Further, the student judicial process is not intended to respond to violations of professional standards in the professional schools. However, behavior that violates the Student Code of Conduct may also be in violation of professional standards. Thus students may be found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and may also be found, by their respective faculties and Deans, to be in violation of professional standards.
The Dean of Students, or designee, serves as Judicial Advisor. The Judicial Advisor manages the student judicial process, and ensures that it is in keeping with University policy. The Judicial Advisor does not make determinations nor impose sanctions.
Infractions of the Student Code of Conduct are reported to the Judicial Review Committee, which is an advisory group to the Dean of Students. This group advises in each case whether sufficient evidence exists to refer the matter to the Peer Review Board. (In cases that are best handled at lower levels of intervention, the Judicial Review Committee may recommend matters to Resident Directors, or to the Assistant Dean of Students.)
A mediator may be designated by the Judicial Advisor to mediate disputes within the student community in cases which do not involve a violation of the Student Code, or in cases that are best responded to by mediation. All parties must agree to mediation. Issues may be disposed of without a hearing on a basis acceptable to the Judicial Advisor if all parties involved consent to such a process. If the issues cannot be disposed of by mutual consent, the Judicial Advisor shall refer the matter to the relevant judicial body. The decision to pursue matters through the disciplinary system ultimately lies with the Judicial Advisor on behalf of the University, or with the student complainant in some circumstances.
Upon enrollment students become representatives of this academic community and their actions are the actions by which others judge Pacific University both here and abroad. Thus they should be aware that any behavior, regardless of location, may become the subject of scrutiny if brought to the University’s attention. Generally, University jurisdiction and discipline shall extend to all conduct whether on or off University premises which adversely affects the University community and the pursuit of its objectives. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall decide whether any particular case involving off-campus or out-of-term behavior merits consideration; that is, whether the alleged behavior so adversely affects the University community and the pursuit of its objectives that disciplinary action should be instituted.
a. Peer Review Board (PRB)
The Peer Review Board adjudicates all issues referred to it by the Judicial Review Committee which include both minor and major infractions of the Student Code of Conduct.
The University Council, in consultation with the Judicial Advisor or designee, shall determine the membership of the Peer Review Board according to adopted procedures for committee appointments. In matters involving undergraduates, membership of the Peer Review Board shall consist of seven undergraduate students and one non-voting PRB Advisor as designated by the Judicial Advisor. In matters involving professional school students, membership of the Peer Review Board shall consist of seven professional students and one non-voting PRB Advisor as designated by the Judicial Advisor. Alternates will also be selected for every position on the Board.
The Peer Review Board is responsible for:
Developing procedures for hearing cases.
Hearing cases involving infractions of the student code of conduct by individuals or groups.
Imposing sanctions commensurate with the infraction(s).
The Peer Review Board will make its determination by majority vote based on whether it is more likely than not that the Student Code of Conduct has been violated. In general, the Peer Review Board may impose the following sanctions:
1. Warning - A notice in writing to the student that the student has violated the Student Code of Conduct or University community standards.
2. Loss of Privileges - Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
3. Fines - Previously established and published fines may be imposed.
4. Restitution - Compensation for loss, damage or injury.
5. Discretionary Sanctions - Work assignments, service to the University or other related discretionary assignments.
6. Behavioral Contracts - A contract developed for students or organizations who have already received a formal warning, or whose conduct indicates that formal ongoing structure is beneficial.
7. Probation - A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time, and includes the warning of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be in violation of any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
8. Residence Hall Suspension - Separation of the student from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-admission may be specified.
9. Residence Hall Expulsion - Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls.
10. University Suspension - Separation of the student for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-admission may be specified.
11. University Dismissal - Separation of the student from the University, with opportunity to reapply to the University when certain conditions are met.
12. University Expulsion - Permanent separation of the student from the University.
Additional sanctions (such as fines, behavioral contracts, restitution, and more than one of the sanctions listed above) may be imposed for any single violation.
In addition to the sanctions listed above, the Peer Review Board may impose the sanction of deactivation (loss of all privileges, including University recognition for a specified period of time) on a student group.
All appeals of decisions by the Peer Review Board shall be heard by the Student Judicial Council which shall be the final hearing authority.
Student Judicial Council (SJC)
The Student Judicial Council is responsible for hearing appeals from the Peer Review Board.
The University Council shall determine the membership of the Student Judicial Council according to adopted procedures for Committee appointments.
Membership of the Student Judicial Council shall consist of six members of the University community. In cases involving an undergraduate student the composition of the Council shall be the Vice President for Student Affairs who convenes the Council in all cases and is non-voting, one faculty member and one staff member from the College of Arts and Sciences and three undergraduate students. In cases involving a professional program student the Council shall have one faculty member and one staff member from the graduate colleges and three professional program students. At least one of the students shall be from the respondent’s school.
Membership of the Student Judicial Council normally shall be for a term of two years, but no less than one year.
The chair of the Student Judicial Council shall be elected by its membership.
The University Council shall select alternates for every position on the Student Judicial Council.
Other than University expulsion, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student's permanent academic records, but may become part of the student's confidential record in the Dean of Students' office. Confidential files in the Dean of Students' office are protected under the Family Rights and Privacy Act. Educational records are maintained for five years from the last date of attendance. After that time period the student's confidential record shall be expunged of disciplinary actions, except those involving major infractions that posed a significant risk to the safety or well being of that student, other students, or other members of the university community. University expulsion shall remain a permanent part of the student's academic record.
Please note – the Student Judicial Council (SJC) serves as the appeal board except in cases involving sexual misconduct. At this time, in these cases only, SJC will serve as the hearing board and the University Appeal Board will process appeals.
Complaints and Hearings
a. Any member of the University community may file a report of misconduct against any student. Reports shall be directed to the Judicial Advisor or designee. In all instances where an infraction of the Student Code of Conduct is at issue and the matter is to be heard by the Peer Review Board, it is the University which takes the role of complainant by levying allegations against one or more students.
b. In matters involving possible sexual misconduct, the student reporting the incident shall be informed of the existence of all resources available, and the ramifications of each possible course of action. As much as possible decisions to pursue or not pursue judicial action or invoke administrative intervention will be left to the student reporting the incident, except in those matters when his or her safety or the safety of others may dictate that some action or intervention be taken by the University.
c. All formal allegations shall be presented to the respondent (the student accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct) in written form by the Judicial Advisor or designee. The respondent shall also be informed, in writing, about the judicial process, and the options that are open to him or her, including the right to an advocate. A time shall be set for a hearing not less than two or more than fifteen, calendar days after the student has been notified of the allegations. Maximum time limits for scheduling of hearings may be extended at the discretion of the Judicial Advisor.
- Normally, hearings shall be conducted in private and shall be closed to members of the community. Only when the student at issue requests an open hearing, and when there are no overriding issues of privacy or safety involved, as determined by the Peer Review Board, will the Board grant a request to open the hearing.
- Admission of any person to the hearing shall be at the discretion of the judicial body.
- In hearings involving more than one respondent, the chairperson of the judicial body, may permit the hearings concerning each student to be conducted separately.
- The respondent(s) have the right to be assisted by an advisor, at their own expense. Advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly in any hearing before a judicial body. In cases where criminal charges are pending, likely, or have been handled in the criminal justice system, the student(s) may have an attorney as their advisor. The advisor may only advise the student, and may not directly participate in the hearing. In cases where no criminal charges are pending or likely, the advisor may not be an attorney, but may be any non-attorney member of the University community.
- The University, the respondent and the Peer Review Board shall have the privilege of presenting witnesses. Witnesses may remain anonymous only if there are compelling reasons to do so. Whether there are compelling reasons shall be determined by the Peer Review Board.
- Questioning of witnesses shall be done only by the judicial body.
- Pertinent records, exhibits and written statements may be accepted as evidence for consideration by the Board at the discretion of the chairperson.
- All procedural questions are subject to the final decision of the chairperson.
- Based on the evidence presented, the Board shall determine by a majority vote whether it is more likely than not that the Student Code of Conduct has been violated All votes shall be by secret ballot.
- All seven members of the Peer Review Board must be present for a hearing to take place. However the respondent may agree to a hearing with only five voting members present if he/she chooses.
- There shall be a single taped record of all hearings before the Peer Review Board. The record shall be the property of the University.
- Except in the case of a student charged with failing to obey the summons of a judicial body or University official, no student may be found to have violated the Student Code solely because the student failed to appear before a judicial body. In all cases, whether or not the respondent appears before the judicial body, the evidence in support of the allegation shall be presented and considered.
In certain circumstances, the Judicial Advisor or designee may impose an interim University or residence-hall suspension prior to the hearing before a judicial body.
Interim suspension may be imposed only: a) to ensure the safety and well- being of members of the University community or preservation of University property; b) to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety and well- being; or c) if the student poses a definite threat of disruption of, or interference with, the normal operations of the University.
During the interim suspension, students may be denied access to the residence halls or to the campus, (including classes) and all other University activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Judicial Advisor may determine to be appropriate.
Violation of the Law and the Student Judicial Process
University disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student without regard to pending criminal charges, or civil litigation which may arise from the same situation. Proceedings under the Student Judicial Process may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus.
The Vice President for Student Affairs will determine the University's response when the law has been violated. Under some circumstances, the University may elect to postpone a hearing, pending the outcome of a case in the courts, but is not obligated to do so.
A student who is disciplined, suspended or expelled from the University by the Peer Review Board for behavior that was also alleged to be illegal and is later found not guilty of charges by a criminal court may appeal the Peer Review Board ruling to the Student Judicial Council.
When a student is charged by federal, state or local authorities with a violation of law, the University will not request nor agree to special consideration for that individual because of their status as a student. If the alleged offense is also involved in a proceeding of the student judicial process, the University may advise off-campus authorities of the existence of the Student Judicial Process, and of how such matters will be handled internally within the University community.
Decisions of the Peer Review Board may be appealed (under the conditions described below) to the Student Judicial Council.
A decision reached by the Peer Review Board may be appealed by the respondent within five (5) school days of the decision. Such appeals shall be in writing, and shall be delivered to the Judicial Advisor or designee. Except when required to explain the basis of new evidence, an appeal shall be limited to review of the record of the initial hearing, and supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes:
- To determine whether the original hearing was conducted fairly in light of the allegations and evidence presented, and in conformity with prescribed procedures, giving the University a reasonable opportunity to prepare and present evidence that the Student Code was violated, and giving the respondent a reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present a rebuttal of those allegations.
- To determine whether the decision reached regarding the respondent was based on substantial evidence, that is, whether the facts in the case were sufficient to establish that a violation of the Student Code occurred.
- To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed were appropriate to the violation of the Student Code which the student was found to have committed.
- To consider new evidence sufficient to alter a decision, or other relevant facts not brought out in the original hearing, because such evidence was not known, and could not have been known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing.
Generally, except for those cases in which overly harsh sanctions were imposed, or in which some bias was found to have existed at the original hearing, appeals that have merit should be sent back to the Peer Review Board for rehearing. Those cases involving new evidence which are sent back to PRB will be regarded as new cases which can be appealed to the Student Judicial Council.
All five members of the Student Judicial Council must be present to consider an appeal, which will be determined by majority vote.
The University reserves the right, in exceptional circumstances, when the safety and well-being of the University is at stake, to have the Vice President for Student Affairs, in consultation with the Judicial Advisor and the President, intervene and resolve the matter administratively. Examples of exceptional circumstances would be when the Judicial Process is not functioning according to established policy, or in circumstances where a student's behavior warrants a treatment program or placement in a treatment facility, rather than a disciplinary response.
Interpretation and Revision
Any questions of interpretation regarding the Student Code or the Student Judicial process should be referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Student Code and the Student Judicial Process shall be reviewed no less than every two (2) years under the direction of the Student Judicial Council.
Students must work with authorized Univeristy personnel if they intend to use the University's graphic identities in any print or media, whether electronic or not. The University's policies regarding the use of the logo and seal are maintained by University Advancement.
Enrollment at the University entitles all students to access services either in the residence halls or off-campus.
Access to the campus communications environment is limited to members of the University community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University). Because the resources available affect access, students whose academic program or coursework requires access and students with a demonstrated academic need will receive first priority.
It is critical that all users help to maintain the integrity of the system by being responsible in their own use and considerate of the needs of others. Common sense, common courtesy, and seeking appropriate assistance when necessary should guide your use of information resources. More specific guidelines are set out in the University's Network Access and Acceptable Use Policy. Copies are available on-line and from the Technology Information Center in Marsh Hall, lower level.
Because most software is protected by copyright law and by licensing agreements, making or using unauthorized copies or tampering with software is illegal and the University considers it to be theft, and thus a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as well as a violation of copyright law. This applies to both the software available in computing labs and classrooms and software available for purchase. Back-up copies of purchased software may be made, but the original disk and documentation must be kept. The University has the right to audit computers periodically that are used in connection with University activities to ensure that unauthorized copies of software are not being created or accessed.
The Student Code of Conduct applies to the use of computers, and violations will be responded to through appropriate judicial processes.
- If the purpose of the electronic communication is educational, the same standards of academic freedom and freedom of expression apply. However, any communication that is abusive, harassing, or threatening is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
- The University will take all reasonable steps to ensure privacy but cannot guarantee it. Any member of the University community who violates another's right to privacy (for example, by reading, copying, or modifying private communication) will be subject to sanction.
- Electronic Mail and the Internet may not be used for illegal purposes, for purposes that violate University policy, to conduct business or to advertise/solicit or to send nuisance, junk or chain letters. If a student becomes aware of illegal or unauthorized use, it should be reported immediately (in confidence).
- Students may not give their passwords to another person, nor use another person's user ID and/or password. Students who do so will be denied further access. If a student needs someone else to have access to an individual¹s files, UIS will make the arrangements. This is necessary to maintain the integrity of the system and to protect each individual's privacy.
The above are some examples of acceptable and unacceptable use of Pacific's Computing and Information Services and are not intended to be exhaustive.
Students who have questions regarding acceptable use policies or procedures should contact the TIC at 503.352.1500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. An appointment will be made to meet with the Director of University Information Services.
The purpose of the Parking Policy is to provide the University community with guidance on established parking areas, permits, fines, appeals, and policies which affect the use of vehicles on and around the campus.
Pacific University establishes rules and regulations governing the use of transportation on the campus and its properties. These regulations do not conflict with nor supersede the Traffic Regulations of the State of Oregon and the City of Forest Grove. The Campus Public Safety Department (CPS) is responsible for parking and traffic enforcement. The Parking Appeals and Policy Advisory Committee is responsible for establishing procedures, violations, fees and fines, reviewing appeals, and making recommendations on policy and future parking recommendations to the Master Planning Committee and the President.
- All vehicles will display one of these permits: validated student (red or purple), staff/faculty (green), visitor, patient, or overnight.
- The speed limit on campus property is five miles per hour for all vehicles.
- Vehicles are prohibited from sidewalks, lawns, lanes, and other areas not designated for driving or parking. Exceptions are maintenance, contractors, and emergency response vehicles.
- All posted signs and traffic control devices must be obeyed.
- All vehicular traffic will yield to pedestrians; they have the right of way.
- No person shall operate a vehicle on campus in a careless or reckless manner nor while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- All vehicles parked on Pacific University property must display a Pacific University parking permit.
- All vehicles shall be parked within the boundaries of a marked stall.
- All students must have a validated permit. Validation occurs during permit issuance every September.
- Patient,visitor, and Staff parking spaces are reserved from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, (except for holidays).
- No overnight parking midnight to 6:00 A.M. in lots A, B, C, E (staff), G, H, I (except western row), and O. (See campus map for lot locations).
- No overnight parking 2:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. in lots D and F. (See campus map for lot locations).
- Responsibility for locating an appropriate designated parking area rests with the vehicle operator.
- The lack of a readily available designated parking space is not an excuse for a violation of any parking regulation.
- Any vehicle found to be in violation will be issued a parking citation (or warning).
- Once the citation is placed on the windshield of the vehicle, Pacific
University does not assume any responsibility if the owner/operator
of the vehicle does not receive the citation.
Pacific University does not assume any responsibility for any vehicle or its contents while parked on University property.
- Vehicles that are not moved from a parking stall for 14 days are considered abandoned.
- Inoperable vehicles need to be restored to running condition in a timely manner.
- Major vehicle repairs are not allowed on University property.
Habitual Parking Violator
A habitual parking violator is an owner/operator of a vehicle that receives five or more unpaid/non-appealed tickets. Habitual parking violators will receive a letter from the Dean of Students Office with the number of violations they have and the total amount of fines they have. If there are more than six tickets total to the same violator, notification will be forwarded to the Dean of Students. The goal of parking enforcement is to have the limited number of spaces on campus used properly.
Immobilizing motor vehicles:
CPS will immobilize vehicles for the following reasons:
- Permitted vehicle with six or more unpaid or unappealed citations per semester.
- Non- permitted vehicle parked in one of the Campus lots over 24 hours or with two or more citations pending.
Vehicles will remained immobilized until the Dean of Students authorizes removal of the device. In an emergency, the CPS Supervisor may grant authorization for removal.
University parking permits may be obtained from the Pacific Information Center for a Fee of $40 . All vehicles used by faculty, staff, and students will be registered annually with the PIC. Information required for registration includes the owner's name, vehicle make, model, year, and a current vehicle license plate number including all letters and numbers. All vehicles must be registered before a parking permit can be issued. Returning students must validate their parking permits each year by (December 31) of that school year. Permits are to be displayed on the vehicle rear view mirror, right front (passenger side) window, or left rear (drivers side) window. All permits must be clearly visible and readable with the number of the permit facing out. Permits for vehicles other than cars and trucks must be appropriately displayed on the frame or rear bumper.
Special Parking Needs
- Drivers using parking designated for disabled persons must display a valid state issued placard, license plate, or other form of identification recognized by state or national authority.
- Patient parking is for patients of designated clinics (not students, staff, or faculty unless they are a patient with a patient permit displayed). Permits may be obtained from the clinic, PIC, or a CPS Officer.
- Visitor parking is for visitors (not students, staff, or faculty) who come to the campus for a short duration during daytime hours (1 day). Long-term visitor parking needs (overnight or consecutive days on campus) should be coordinated with the PIC or a CPS Officer.
- Long term and overnight visitor parking permits may be obtained from the PIC or a CPS Officer. Departments may make arrangements with the PIC or CPS to have these permits available in their office for distribution to their visitors when they arrive.
- Special needs for building access, events, dignitaries, groups, buses, or other activities should be coordinated with the CPS Office prior to the activity.
- Campus Public Safety Officers are available 24 hours per day at 503.352.2230 (extention 2230 from on-campus phones. A waiver of liability must be signed before CPS can assist the driver. CPS can only help if the vehicle is on campus or on the street adjacent to the campus.
- A secondary battery system or jumper cables are available for assisting motorists with dead batteries. From 8am to 4pm please call 503.352.2213 (Facilities) to have the vehicle jumped. If there is no answer or it is after hours please call CPS at 503.352.2230. Pacific University does not have the ability to provide for vehicle maintenance needs.
- CPS can attempt to open vehicles with keys locked inside upon request. Be prepared to show your driver's license and vehicle registration to the CPS Officer upon their request. This is to ensure that the vehicle the officer is opening belongs to the requester. CPS does not have the ability to open vehicles that have power locks or power windows. CPS does not make recommendations for outside vendors but can provide access to a telephone and directory.
- Vehicle accidents occurring on campus should be reported to CPS immediately. CPS will provide information and assistance to the motorists involved.
- Vehicle accidents occurring on the surrounding streets should be reported to the Forest Grove Police Department at 503.359.3260.
- All persons operating a Pacific University vehicle must complete the Drivers Training Course in accordance with University policy.
Any accident involving Pacific University vehicles must be immediately reported in accordance with instructions issued at the time the vehicle is accepted.
Non-motorized transportation includes bicycles, skateboards, roller blades/skates, etc. If motors are attached (i.e. motorcycles, scooters, powered bicycles, etc.) then they are considered vehicles and subject to the vehicular rules stated above. Non-motorized transportation may be used on campus as a point-to-point means of conveyance. The use of these items to engage in extreme activities, stunts, and other related activities is prohibited. Non-motorized transportation is prohibited from use inside buildings. Bicycles are to be locked on a bicycle rack, not on handrails or inside academic buildings. On sidewalks and other areas of pedestrian traffic, pedestrians have the right of way.
Pacific University Parking Lots
- A-Lot (Carnegie/Brown lot) Faculty/Staff permit parking only, no parking midnight to 6am.
- B-Lot (Warner Hall lot) Faculty/Staff permit parking only, no parking midnight to 6am
- C-Lot (Taylor-Meade/Jefferson Hall lot) Open permit parking (except for designated Faculty/Staff, visitor, and patient parking), no parking midnight to 6am
- D-Lot (Strain Science Center/Physical Therapy) Open permit parking (except fordesignated reserved, visitor, and patient parking), no parking 2am. to 6am
- E-Lot (Tom Reynolds Soccer Field) Open permit and overnight parking in center and east sections, faculty/Staff permit parking only in west section (no parking midnight to 6am)
- F-Lot (Clark Hall/McCormick Hall lot) Open permit parking (except for designated Reserved parking), no parking 2am to 6am
- G-Lot (McCormick Hall/Walter Hall lot) Visitor parking only (no student, staff or faculty), no parking midnight to 6am
- H-Lot (Service Center lot) Reserved/Faculty/Staff permit parking, no parking midnight to 6am
- I-Lot (Knight Hall lot) Open permit parking (except for designated FacultyStaff parking), no parking midnight to 6am, overnight parking permitted in west row only.
- J-Lot (Vandervelden Court southwest lot) Open permit parking, overnight parking permitted
- K-Lot (Vandervelden Court northwest lot) Open permit parking, overnight parking permitted
- L-Lot (Stoller Center southwest lot) Open permit parking (except for designated Faculty/Staff parking), overnight parking permitted
- M-Lot (Vandervelden Court east lot) Open permit parking, overnight parking permitted
- N-Lot (Stoller Center east lot) Special event parking, open permit parking, no parking midnight to 6am
- O-Lot (Stoller Center north lot) Special event parking, open permit parking, no parking midnight to 6am Motor Pool (Cedar Street Facilities) Faculty/Staff permit parking, parking while using motor pool vehicle only
Violations, Fines and Penalties
Group A (minor violations) $10
- Permit improperly displayed or not displayed
- Invalid Permit
- Incorrect Permit for Lot or Area
- Permit displayed is altered/stolen (Valid or invalid)
- Overtime Parking (Loading, short term)
- Improper Parking (out of stall)
- Overnight Parking in wrong lot
- Parking in an area not designated for parking
Group B (major violations) $20
- Improper use of visitor or patient parking
- Parking at a yellow curb or in a No Parking Area
- Blocking a walkway
- Blocking an entrance or exit
- Parking on landscape or improved area
Group C (serious violations) $50
Parking in a fire lane or red curb
Parking in a DMV handicapped zone without displaying a DMV issued permit
Reckless or Careless Driving
Group D-Other Violations $10-$50
Generally $10 fine
Parking or driving in the center of Vandervelden Court is a $50 fine
Prohibited use of non-motorized vehicles
Forms for appealing parking citations may be obtained at the Pacific Information Center (PIC). All appeals must be returned to the Student Life Office or UC Box 666 within 14 calendar days of receipt of the citation to be appealed. One appeal form must accompany each citation. Failure to appeal within the prescribed time results in the waiver of the right to appeal. The postmark date will serve as the date submitted for those appeals sent via the federal mail. Students' parking appeals will be decided by the Peer Review Board. Faculty and staff members' appeals will be decided by The Parking Appeals and Policy Advisory Committee will review all appeals at the next scheduled committee meeting. Copies of their decisions will be forwarded to the individual concerned. Fines and fees levied against individuals are to be paid directly to the Business Office. Fees and fines not paid within 14 calendar days of the Committee¹s decision will be charged to individual accounts. Persons with unpaid accounts may not be able to receive transcripts or be allowed to register for the next semester until these bills have been satisfied. Appeals received May through August will be heard during the September meeting.
Members of the Parking Appeals and Policy Advisory Committee:
- Chair -- Dean of Students or designee
- Managers Council Representative
- Staff Steering Committee Representative
- PUCC Representative -- or student designee
- PPC Representative -- or student designee
- Advisory Member (on Appeals only) Manager Campus Public Safety
As an institution, Pacific University is committed not only to teaching and learning, but also to promoting a healthy environment for the entire community. Creating and maintaining a smoke-free environment is everyone's responsibility.
All building interiors, building entries, porches, and stairways are smoke-free, with the exception of the following designated smoking areas:
- Marsh Hall - south entrance only
- University Center - west porch, north of the main dining room entry only
- Stoller Center - southeast entry only
- Warner Hall - north porch, covered area east of the main entry only
- Murdock Hall and McGill Auditorium - southwest covered porch area only
- Strain Science Center - east entry porch only
- Price Hall - east entrance
- Berglund - covered porch area of Murdock and McGill
- smoking areas around campus housing as designated in the Residence Hall Handbook