Policies & Forms Directory

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.

Consensual Relationship Policy

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For purposes of this policy, a consensual relationship is a mutually acceptable intimate, romantic and/or sexual relationship between a University employee with supervisory, teaching, evaluation or advisory authority and an employee or student who is supervised, taught or advised by that employee. 

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

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.

Friday, June 1, 2018

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 Helpdesk.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Technology and Information Services Purchasing Policy | UIS


The purpose of this policy is to utilize University Information Services’ expertise to help purchasers make technology purchases that best benefit the university and avoid potential problems. UIS can help purchasers purchase the most cost effective technology and the technology UIS is best able to support, as well as avoid potential incompatibilities and legal issues. The policy also ensures that technology that needs to be tracked is recorded in UIS property databases and that the ownership of technology is clear.

PUNet ID required to review this policy.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

University Purchased Tablet Policy | UIS


This document covers tablet devices purchased by the University with University funds.  For information about UIS support of personally owned tablets, see the Service Level Agreement for Computer Support (located at https://helpdesk.pacificu.edu/kb/article/84).

PUNet ID required to review this policy.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

Account and Email Address Policy | UIS

Describes the types of automatically created and sponsored accounts and email addresses.

See Account and Email Address Policy in the Helpdesk Knowledgebase.

Cell Phone Service Guidelines and Policy | UIS

Cellular telephones and cellular-based wireless communications devices can be an effective resource for campus employees in the performance of their job duties. For employees who spend considerable time outside of their assigned office area, or who must be accessible outside of scheduled or normal work hours, a cellular or mobile device can be a significant benefit. Based on job duties, certain employees may qualify to be provided a stipend to cover the business use of personal cell phones.

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.

Monday, April 1, 2019

PCI Compliance Policy

This policy has been created to assist employees in understanding the importance of protecting card holder data and informing employees about the new rules surrounding safeguarding information.

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.

New Academic and Business Program Template

New Academic and Business Program Template - Please visit the Academic Program Proposals webpage for the most current version of the New Academic and Business Program Template along with instructions on how to submit a proposal for review. 

If you have questions, please contact the Provost's Office for more information. 

University Faculty and Governance Handbook | Style Guide

University Faculty and Governance Handbook | Reference Number Updates

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

All faculty members with 0.5 FTE or greater appointments must submit this form annually. Contact the executive assistant to your college for the link to complete the current year's form or contact the Provost's Office at provost@pacificu.edu

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

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.

45 CFR 46: Protection of Human Subjects (HHS)

45 CFR 46