Remote Work Policy


This policy establishes a structure for employees to work fully remote, or in a hybrid model based upon certain job functions and responsibilities.  Some job functions and responsibilities restrict or limit employee ability to work remotely. This policy will provide transparency and documentation for remote work for compliance, liability, and prioritize fairness, equity and employee engagement.

This policy, in conjunction with the Remote Work Plan and Agreement Form, ensures that both the supervisor and employee have a clear, shared understanding of the employee’s remote work arrangement.  The remote work agreement is unique based upon each situation and can be adapted to meet individual requirements and the needs of the position, supervisor, team and university.  The expectations for remote work is that the employee will effectively accomplish their regular job duties regardless of work location.

Please see the policy for additional requirements and expectations. 

Remote Work Plan and Agreement Form - February 2022

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022

Sexual Misconduct Policy


Members of Pacific University (the “University”) community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual harassment, violence, and discrimination. All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The University sexual misconduct policy has been developed to reaffirm this expectation and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated.

The University is committed to providing a learning environment that affirms the dignity and inherent worth of every member of the University 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 this Sexual Misconduct Policy. Human Resources policies, including the Faculty and Governance Handbook and Staff Handbook, also include prohibitions on sexual misconduct and discrimination on the basis of sex.

The University maintains a policy of zero tolerance for sexual misconduct regardless of the sexual orientation or gender identity of individuals. Zero tolerance means the University will take steps to address all unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and will impose sanctions on anyone who violates this policy. Resolution by the University is intended to help bring an end to harassing or discriminatory conduct, prevent recurrence, and address the effects on the survivor and the community. This policy serves (1) as a measure to evaluate if behaviors trespassed on community values and (2) as a guide for students, employees and third parties about the University’s expectations for responsible and respectful sexual communication and interaction.

There are three major components to the University's sexual misconduct policies and procedures as follows:

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Title IX Sexual Misconduct Process

Non-Title IX Student Sexual Misconduct Process


For reporting and support options, please visit our Title IX webpages.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

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.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

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).

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.

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