In-Library Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Policy


The Pacific University Libraries seek to advance critical inquiry, collaborative learning, and knowledge creation through dynamic services, spaces, and collections. The Libraries’ enactment of this mission is guided by our core values, which prioritize providing opportunities to engage with diverse ideas, providing services that contribute to equitable access to information, and the use of inclusive approaches to delivering services.

Aligned with this mission and these values, the Libraries provide information technology resources — desktop and laptop computers configured to allow unfiltered access to subscribed and open Internet information resources — that are available both to Pacific University students, staff, and faculty and to external community patrons for use in Libraries facilities. The primary intended purpose of these resources is to support the teaching, learning, research, service, and administrative activities of the Pacific community; a secondary purpose is to support the personal information technology/resource needs of the Pacific community and the academic and personal needs of external community members.

Access to these information technology resources and to subscribed and open Internet resources is provided in compliance with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Access to Digital Resources and Services: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights statement.

This Computer/Internet Use Policy is intended to elaborate on and extend the Pacific University Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology policy; library computer users should refer to that policy as the primary source of parameters, rights, and restrictions on the use of information technology in Libraries facilities.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Residence Hall Handbook

The policies within the Residence Hall Handbook apply to all conduct in or around Pacific University's residence halls. Both residents and guests are required to abide by both these rules and those detailed in the Student Code of Conduct.

By digitally signing the housing contract, residential students agree to abide by all terms and conditions set forth in the housing contract, as well as all rules and regulations governing Pacific University students as set forth in published handbooks (online and/or printed). The policies and procedures in this handbook are thus incorporated into the housing contract.


Monday, July 15, 2019

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

Student Code of Conduct

Pacific University is an academic community – a community where the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and skills are the common ideals, which unite us as its members. An academic community in which students, faculty and staff members come together in voluntary association is based upon the fundamental respect members maintain for themselves and for others. Personal integrity is valued above all else, and each community member is expected to maintain integrity in every situation no matter how trivial. Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the University community and to model good citizenship at all times. Preserving the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and guests is one of the paramount duties of the University. Responsible membership in the community is exemplified by close attention to the safety of one’s fellow members. Toward these ends, the University has established policies, standards and guidelines that collectively define the Student Code of Conduct.

Nothing in these policies or guidelines is designed, nor should be construed to inhibit students’ abilities to strive for true academic freedom or to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Student Grievances Policy

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The purpose of this policy is to establish a process and guidance for any Pacific University student seeking to resolve an alleged violation, directly affecting that student, of any of the policies or procedures of the university, college, or school in which the student is enrolled. This policy applies to any student enrolled at Pacific University and any grievance for which there is not an existing process established as set forth in a university handbook or policy (e.g., academic review, student conduct, etc.).

Monday, May 2, 2016