Parking Policy

POL U-1027

Faculty, staff and students are expected to comply with campus parking rules and regulations. Parking permits and a copy of current parking regulations may be obtained from the Office of Campus Public Safety.

Parking Assessment Memo

Jun. 1, 2018

Personnel Records

POL - U1030

Human Resources maintains the official personnel files for all current staff members and past employees to document benefits and employment related decisions and comply with federal and state record keeping requirements. Supervisors are discouraged from keeping informal files on employees, however it may be necessary for a supervisor to keep records concerning ongoing employee performance.

Staff members may have access to their personnel files. A staff member who wishes to review their personnel file should contact Human Resources to schedule a mutually convenient time when the file can be reviewed. The personnel file cannot be removed from the Human Resources Department. However, staff members may request copies of documents in the file. A reasonable charge will be made for copies requested by employees. The personnel file is the property of the University.

To ensure the confidentiality of personnel information, access to an employee’s personnel file is limited to the employee and authorized administrators and supervisors.

Jun. 1, 2018

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.

Jun. 1, 2018

Records Retention Policy

The Student Records Retention Policy will do the following: retain records as required by federal, state, and other regulatory agencies; preserve the records that are vital to the University; and provide needed documentation in the event of litigation..

Original approval 2007. Policy updated to new format on 4/7/19.

PUNID Required to review policy.

Jan. 2, 2007

Responsibility for Personal Property

POL - U1019

Pacific University is not responsible for damage or loss of personal property on or off campus whether or not it is used on behalf of the University.

Employees are advised to take precautions when using personal items on campus and are encouraged to guard against theft or damage by keeping personal property secure at all times.

Jun. 1, 2018

Service and Companion Animal Policy

POL - U1002

To establish guidance regarding students or visitors bringing service or companion animals on University property and, if applicable, the process for appealing a decision relating to a qualifying animal.  This policy does not apply to animals utilized for research or other scholarly activities. 

Jan. 5, 2018

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus Policy


The purpose and intent of this policy is to create an environment that is consistent with Pacific University’s commitment to improve the health and wellness of its community by creating a smoke free campus.

Mar. 13, 2014

Solicitation and Distribution

POL - U1016

The University prohibits solicitation of its personnel or distribution of literature by outsiders at any time. Faculty and staff members are not permitted to solicit University Personnel or distribute unauthorized literature during working time or within the working areas of the University. No employee may directly or indirectly sell any item or post any literature within the University or on University property without proper authorization.

Questions about this policy should be addressed to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Jun. 1, 2018

Staff Handbook


These policy handbooks supersede all previous publications issued by the University; as well as any express or implied representations previously made by persons employed by the University. These policies and procedures are necessarily general and may change as the University changes.

PUN ID required to view document.

May. 30, 2014

Student Prefered Names Policy


This policy is designed to recognize that many students use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. This policy makes official University use of preferred names for students in certain instances, while maintaining the official, legal name when required. Congruent with Pacific University’s commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment, this policy aims to support the transgender and gender-neutral student populations, as well as students who prefer to be known by nicknames.

PUN ID required to view policy.

Mar. 8, 2018

Thefts and Damage

POL - U1023

All thefts or damage to University property and all other thefts, which come to the attention of the University employees, are to be reported promptly to Campus Public Safety.

A form for such reports is available in the Office of Campus Public Safety.

Jun. 1, 2018

Tobacco and Inhalant Delivery Systems Policy


Tobacco & Inhalant Delivery Systems – In compliance with ORS 431A.175 and ORS 339.883, tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems may not be possessed or used by any person under twenty-one (21) years of age on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.

Senate Bill 754, signed by the Governor of Oregon in August, 2017 and in effect as of January 1, 2018, makes it an offense to sell tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems to anyone under 21 years of age. Additionally, the bill changed two Oregon Revised Statutes, thereby requiring Universities like Pacific to prohibit the possession and use of tobacco and inhalant delivery systems on University premises and University-sponsored events by persons under 21 years of age. This new policy is in direct response to these statute requirements.

Jan. 1, 2018

University Equipment

POL - U1020

Employees who use University equipment are responsible for its care and security, while under their control. Employees are not permitted to use University equipment for personal reasons or take University equipment home unless authorized by their supervisor. Unauthorized use or removal of University property is cause for immediate dismissal.

Jun. 1, 2018

University Public Exhibits Policy

POL - U1003

To establish a process whereby Pacific University faculty, staff, and students may request, and implement, the temporary installation of a public exhibit in or adjacent to a university building or facility. The primary purpose of exhibits on the Pacific University campuses is to promote interest and use of the university’s cultural resources (Archives, Museum, and Art collections); exhibits may also be used to promote diverse scholarly and cultural perspectives or improve access to collections of resources that connect to community or global issues.

SUP - U1003A External Exhibit Agreement

Apr. 13, 2017

University Travel Policy


In recognition of the important work that Pacific University employees conduct at conferences, presentations, site visits, development trips, and more, the University Travel Policy provides a way to ensure cost effectiveness and accountability while upholding Pacific University’s mission.

This policy has been created to govern spending on travel and expenses related directly to business travel for Pacific University, in compliance with IRS regulations. The University will reimburse individuals for reasonable, necessary, appropriate and approved travel and business expenses incurred in the performance of University business.

All employees must receive approval from their supervisor before traveling to conferences, workshops, and other off-campus events. Documentation showing this approval may differ for some areas and employees should consult their supervisor. If an area does not have a current system in place employees may utilize a Travel Authorization Form (TAF). For travel to other campuses, prior approval is not necessary.

Prior approval must be documented prior to arranging any travel. The University may not reimburse travel plans made without prior approval from the employee’s supervisor. A purchase order is not required for travel expenses.

In adherence with IRS guidelines, when the employee returns from their travel, they are required to submit a Travel Expense Report to the Business Office with the proper documentation and approval paperwork, within 30 days. The 30-day rule is necessary to allow for processing, and given the IRS may now consider later-filed reimbursements as taxable income to the employee and subject to income and withholding taxes, employees are asked to adhere to this deadline. However, fiscal year-end deadlines set by the Business Office may impact this 30-day requirement and forms may be required to be submitted in less than 30 days.

*Note - Policy document was updated on 2/1/19 to clarify procedures related to obtaining travel insurance.

Travel Authorization Form - June 2019

Travel Expense Report & Reconciliation Form - June 2019

Travel Insurance Information, updated 2/1/19  (for questions related to university insurance, contact the executive assistant to the VP of Finance)

PUNet ID required for review of documents.

Dec. 18, 2018

Use of University Vehicles

POL - U1026

The University maintains a fleet of vehicles for use by employees for official school functions. A mileage rate is charged back to the appropriate budget unit using the vehicles.

A copy of the complete Motor Pool Policy and Procedures can be obtained through the Facilities Office. All requests for vehicle use should be scheduled through the Facilities Office.  No personal use of University vehicles is allowed.

Jun. 1, 2018

Vending Machine Policy

POL – U1007

The purpose of this policy is to improve the quality, quantity, and affordability of healthy food choices available in vending machines on the Hillsboro and Forest Grove campuses of Pacific University. This policy requires that food and beverages sold in vending machines located in all Pacific University facilities meet specified nutrition standards. By developing policies that support healthy options in vending machines, it makes healthy choices more widely available and has the power to guide behavior.

Apr. 10, 2014