Student Handbook

PLNU's Student Handbook contains the university's codes of conduct. Visit and become familiar with PLNU's opportunities and expectations.

Campus Life FAQs

How do I join a student club?

PLNU's Associated Student Body (ASB), or student government, currently offers more than 40 clubs and societies for students at PLNU. You can learn more about these clubs at the NSO Resource Fair, or a list can be found at

How do I join a student ministry?

Visit to see which of the 15 student-led ministry groups you might like to join, or contact the director of the community ministries,  at (619) 849-2678.

What is the best cell phone coverage on campus?

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon provide the best coverage on campus. However, due to the hilly terrain at the university, there are dead-zones. Other carriers have limited coverage.

Besides clubs and ministry groups, where else can I get involved?

There is no shortage of opportunities for you to get involved outside the classroom. Come to the Resource Fair during NSO to get acquainted with all PLNU has to offer such as:

Chapel: Morning Chapel and Time Out Chapel

Community Ministries

Alpha and Discipleship Groups

Intramural Sports

LoveWorks & Mexico Programs

Outdoor Leadership and Recreation 

Worship Arts

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Open Gym

During open gym hours students can use the aerobics areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, and volleyball courts.

What are the lifestyle expectations for PLNU students?

By accepting your admission to PLNU, you agree to follow institutional policies as outlined in the online Student Handbook and the online University Catalog. In turn, the university community is committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Note: Regarding personal appearance - The PLNU community affirms that the appearance of students should be consistent with an environment of vital Christianity. Simplicity and modesty are two values especially relevant to our campus situation. Certainly, for any dress policy to be effective, common sense and personal discretion by the members of the community are essential.

What is PLNU's alcohol and tobacco policy?

PLNU is committed to fostering a healthy environment. As a part of that commitment, all undergraduate students are expected to abstain from alcohol and tobacco use during any session of the academic year that they are enrolled or employed by the university. For more details see the Student Handbook.

What are the requirements for chapel?

One of the greatest opportunities PLNU offers is chapel. Chapel is held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:45 a.m. in Brown Chapel and at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights in Brown Chapel. For specific requirements for Chapel attendance, go to the online Student Handbook at