Graduate Policies and Forms

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Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook

Various editions of a Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook have appeared since the early 1940s. The University Faculty and Governance Handbook is intended as a guide for all Pacific University employees to the current faculty and governance practices and procedures of the university. The University Faculty and Governance Handbook is accessible to all employees and students through the university's web site.

Institutional Review Board Policies & Procedures

The policies and procedures of the Pacific University Institutional Review Board (IRB) describe the day-to-day operations of the IRB, as required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46), Title 21 Part 56 (21 CFR 56), and Title 21 Part 50 (21 CFR 50). The IRB is constituted for the purpose of ensuring the ethical conduct of research regarding human subjects (or any data or biological materials derived from human subjects) and protecting the rights of such research subjects.

Intellectual Property Policy

The creation, and use, of intellectual property is at the core of the academic experience at Pacific University. The scholarly contributions of faculty, staff and students to the University community enrich our common knowledge and foster our shared spirit of innovation.

Political Campaign Activity Policy

Pacific University supports the principles of Academic Freedom and encourages free and open discussion of ideas and opinions. As part of its dedication to active citizenship, the university encourages students, faculty, and staff to exercise their civic rights to participate as individuals in the political process.

Sustainability Policy

Pacific University takes seriously the responsibility to cultivate a well-educated, engaged community committed to building a healthier future. As stated in our mission, we embrace the concept of environmental sustainability and commit to using the university as a learning laboratory for sustainable practices.

Read our full sustainability policy (pdf).

Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology | UIS

All users of the Information Technology at Pacific University are required to follow this policy. Please ensure you understand the policies before using university technology. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Technology Information Center.

March 11, 2016

Pacific University Password Policy | UIS

The purpose of this policy is to establish a standard for creation of strong passwords, the protection of those passwords, and the frequency of change.

Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of Pacific University's entire university network.

Pharos Print Credit Policy | UIS

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for use of printing credits for the Pharos stations located on Pacific University’s Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene, and Woodburn campuses.

Intellectual Property Policy

The creation, and use, of intellectual property is at the core of the academic enterprise at Pacific University. The intellectual contributions of faculty, staff and students to the University community enrich our common knowledge, and they foster our shared spirit of innovation. More information on copyright law and guidelines can be found through the United States Copyright Office.

Social Media Usage Guidelines

The social media usage guidelines lists protocols and best practices for the use of social media accounts representing Pacific University. If you are interested in using social media for business purposes at Pacific University, the Office of Marketing & Communications will assist you in creating your social media account(s). 

School of Audiology Student Handbook

The School of Audiology offers an innovative and accelerated three-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree. The inaugural cohort of students, the Class of 2015, matriculated with the Fall 2012 semester.

Cart and Gator Policies

Carts/Gators are to be driven by authorized personnel only.

Cart/Gator Operators must receive authorization and training as well as having their license on file at the Facilities Management Office.

Infectious Diseases Policy

This exposure control plan has been established to define the infection control program for students of Pacific University. The plan includes prevention and a procedure for medical evaluation and treatment of accidental exposure to pathogens. Pathogens include but are not limited to hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and tuberculosis (TB). The plan has been developed using OSHA and CDC guidelines.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that states “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The law expressly prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, which include sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence. More information can be found on the online policy link.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Pacific University is committed to providing a learning environment that affirms the dignity and inherent worth of every member of the student community. The Student Code of Conduct is an overarching set of regulations and procedures designed to protect and foster such a learning environment, and includes within it the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. Sexual misconduct, in any form, is contrary to the very goals and mission of the university and will not be tolerated. An individual found responsible of violating the University policy on sexual misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 as Applied To Colleges and Universities

Congress passed Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in 1973. It is a civil rights statute designed to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was modeled after Section 504, was signed into law in July 1990, but most provisions did not take effect until January 26, 1992 and July 26, 1992.

Disability Documentation Standards and Eligibilty for Accommodations

The Disability Documentation Standards are the criteria that Pacific University considers when reviewing a students’ documentation of a disability in the course of determining reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the student. Pacific University’s standards are adpated from recommendations from the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the Oregon Association for Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD).

Use of the Disability Documentation Standards contrary to Pacific University’s Nondiscrimination Policy is prohibited.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Pacific University is committed to preserving the privacy of your health information. We are required by law to keep your health information private and provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices. We are also required to provide you with this Notice describing our legal duties and our practices concerning your health information. We reserve the right to change this Notice and to make the revised or changed Notice effective for health information we already have about you, as well as any information we receive in the future. We will have a copy of the current Notice with an effective date in clinical locations and any changes made to the Notice will be posted in the Patient Registration area, posted on our website and given to you at your next appointment. Pacific University is required to notify you if your protected health information is breached.


Loan/Work Study Change Request

If you would like to change the amount of your work study award, Federal Direct Loan(s) and/or private loan, indicate the requested change(s) on this form and return to the Office of Financial Aid. Our ability to change loan amounts is limited. 

Outside Scholarship Notice

It is important for the Financial Aid Office to know about any outside resources and/or scholarships you are receiving.