Policies & Forms Directory

Energy Management Policy


Pacific University’s energy management policy is designed to establish an understanding and support for sustainability and energy conservation in our local community and the world around us. 

Pacific University will regularly review energy consumption and implement methods to improve overall energy management and lower energy consumption. The Energy Management Team will recommend targets to university leadership.

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Jun. 15, 2020

Air Filtration and Small Appliance Policy


Staff, students and faculty who may wish to supplement office equipment with the use of small appliances are responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and safety of such appliances in their spaces.

The use of air purifiers for space in Pacific University campuses and their efficiency depends on the size of the area they are trying to condition and the power available in the room/building. The University will not purchase air purifiers nor will the University Facilities department maintain the appliance or their filters. It is the sole responsibility of the owner.

Members of the university community should contact Facilities before using these or any other small appliances on campus.

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Sep. 9, 2020

Library Privacy Policy


Pacific University Libraries are committed to respecting users’ privacy and acknowledge the role that privacy plays in fulfilling the Libraries’ mission to advance critical inquiry, collaborative learning, and knowledge creation. This policy’s purpose is to inform users about: 

  • How the Libraries handle personally identifiable information that may be collected
  • Actions the Libraries take in order to protect users’ privacy
  • Users’ rights while engaging with Libraries’ resources

This policy only applies to the Libraries’ website and any other web service hosted on behalf of the Libraries and does not cover any external service or site, even if it is linked from the Libraries’ resources.

Oct. 19, 2020

Admissions Policy


Pacific University admits* students based on their demonstrated preparedness to succeed in the course of study leading to the given degree and, where relevant, in the professions that the degree serves. Within established university protocols respecting requirements by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and, where applicable, specialized accreditation requirements, each academic program defines the specific qualifications required for admission and has the authority to make exceptions in order to support the most appropriate admissions decisions based on holistic assessments of applicants.

* Criteria for admissions is distinct from criteria for transfer of credits. Transfer of credits for application to Pacific degrees is governed by the “University Transfer Policy;” undergraduate transfer is additionally governed by the “Undergraduate Transfer Credits Policy."

Nov. 19, 2020

Distance Education Policy


This policy's purpose is to ensure that academic programs defined as distance education or including distance education components have processes through which the program, 1) establishes that the student who registers in a distance education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the academic credit, 2) protects the privacy of student information in these processes, 3) informs students of these processes and any related costs, and, 4) complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations for distance education.

Pacific programs that offer distance education must maintain effective identity verification processes to establish that a student enrolled in distance courses or programs is the same person whose achievements are evaluated and credentialed. The program must ensure that the identity verification process protects student privacy and that students are informed, in writing at the time of enrollment, of current and projected charges associated with the identity verification process. Programs must additionally comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations for distance education, including regulations specific to enrolling students who reside outside of Oregon.


Oct. 6, 2020

Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate-Professional Courses


The program faculties of Pacific University recognize that undergraduate students are sometimes well-prepared to engage successfully in graduate level course work, and that they may benefit academically from such advanced learning experiences. This policy provides guidelines and restrictions for Pacific students enrolled in an undergraduate course of study to concurrently enroll in graduate level coursework at Pacific. Students who enroll in graduate level coursework at another academic institution, should refer to Pacific University’s catalog for transfer policies of individual graduate programs.

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Feb. 25, 2021

Graduate-Professional Enrollment in Undergraduate Courses


The program faculties of Pacific University recognize that sometimes graduate students may be advised by the graduate program director or their academic advisor to take an undergraduate course to meet certain proficiency requirements or to prepare them for knowledge or skills of an unfamiliar field that will benefit their graduate research, such as skills required for interdisciplinary work. This policy provides guidelines and restrictions for Pacific graduate students enrolling in undergraduate-level coursework at Pacific.

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Feb. 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


To support the health and well-being of our community during a declared pandemic, Pacific University (“Pacific”) is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy.

This policy is designed to be consistent with federal, state, and local public health guidance.This policy is a critical part of our overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures outlined in Pacific’s HR Return to Campus Guidelines for Faculty & Staff and corresponding guidance documents provided to students.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy - Spanish

Apr. 30, 2021