Undergraduate Policies and Forms
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Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook
Institutional Review Board Policies & Procedures
The policies and procedures of the Pacific University Institutional Review Board (IRB) describe the day-to-day operations of the IRB, as required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46), Title 21 Part 56 (21 CFR 56), and Title 21 Part 50 (21 CFR 50). The IRB is constituted for the purpose of ensuring the ethical conduct of research regarding human subjects (or any data or biological materials derived from human subjects) and protecting the rights of such research subjects.
Intellectual Property Policy
The creation, and use, of intellectual property is at the core of the academic experience at Pacific University. The scholarly contributions of faculty, staff and students to the University community enrich our common knowledge and foster our shared spirit of innovation.
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.
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).
Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology | UIS
All users of the Information Technology at Pacific University are required to follow this policy. Please ensure you understand the policies before using university technology. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Technology Information Center.
March 11, 2016
Pacific University Password Policy | UIS
The purpose of this policy is to establish a standard for creation of strong passwords, the protection of those passwords, and the frequency of change.
Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of Pacific University's entire university network.
Pharos Print Credit Policy | UIS
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for use of printing credits for the Pharos stations located on Pacific University’s Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene, and Woodburn campuses.
Intellectual Property Policy
The creation, and use, of intellectual property is at the core of the academic enterprise at Pacific University. The intellectual contributions of faculty, staff and students to the University community enrich our common knowledge, and they foster our shared spirit of innovation. More information on copyright law and guidelines can be found through the United States Copyright Office.
Social Media Usage Guidelines
The social media usage guidelines lists protocols and best practices for the use of social media accounts representing Pacific University. If you are interested in using social media for business purposes at Pacific University, the Office of Marketing & Communications will assist you in creating your social media account(s).
Cart and Gator Policies
Carts/Gators are to be driven by authorized personnel only.
Cart/Gator Operators must receive authorization and training as well as having their license on file at the Facilities Management Office.
Infectious Diseases Policy
This exposure control plan has been established to define the infection control program for students of Pacific University. The plan includes prevention and a procedure for medical evaluation and treatment of accidental exposure to pathogens. Pathogens include but are not limited to hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and tuberculosis (TB). The plan has been developed using OSHA and CDC guidelines.
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.
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 signing a housing contract, residents 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 your housing contract.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Pacific University is committed to providing a learning environment that affirms the dignity and inherent worth of every member of the student 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 the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. Sexual misconduct, in any form, is contrary to the very goals and mission of the university and will not be tolerated. An individual found responsible of violating the University policy on sexual misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action.
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.
Disability Documentation Standards and Eligibilty for Accommodations
The Disability Documentation Standards are the criteria that Pacific University considers when reviewing a students’ documentation of a disability in the course of determining reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the student. Pacific University’s standards are adpated from recommendations from the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the Oregon Association for Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD).
Use of the Disability Documentation Standards contrary to Pacific University’s Nondiscrimination Policy is prohibited.
Loan/Work Study Change Request
If you would like to change the amount of your work study award, Federal Direct Loan(s) and/or private loan, indicate the requested change(s) on this form and return to the Office of Financial Aid. Our ability to change loan amounts is limited.
Outside Scholarship Notice
It is important for the Financial Aid Office to know about any outside resources and/or scholarships you are receiving.
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.
June 26, 2014