Gifts, Awards, and Prizes Policy


This policy is intended to clarify the University’s expectations and requirements regarding purchasing gifts, gift cards, awards, and prizes utilizing university and student funds.  In addition, this policy outlines when gifts, gift cards, awards, and prizes may be appropriate, the proper procedure for submitting recipient information, the corresponding tax treatment, and to help prevent any potential fraud or misuse of university resources. 

This policy applies to all Pacific University employees, students, and non-employees associated with the University.

The policy is approved as of 3/1/22 but will have a grace period for potential consequences or sanctions for violation of the policy until 7/1/22. 

PUNID Required to view policy. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Styrofoam Purchase Policy


Based on the facts that Styrofoam (or expanded polystyrene) is petroleum based, (which is a nonrenewable resource and a significant emitter of greenhouse gases), non-biodegradable, a top contributor to hazardous waste, and releases toxic chemicals styrene and benzene when exposed to hot, acidic, alcoholic, or oily substances, this policy bans the further purchase of Styrofoam for Pacific University affiliated programs.

Styrofoam foam food service containers shall not be sold, used, provided, or offered for use at any Pacific University authorized concession, university sponsored event, or university program. Pacific will transition to using PCW (post-consumer waste) materials for its single use foodware needs. Pacific is allowed a phase-in period to use up the remaining stock of Styrofoam containers, until July 1, 2021, at which point an alternative material must be used.

PUNID Required to view policy document.

Thursday, May 7, 2020