Harassment and Discrimination

PLNU prohibits any form of harassment or discrimination against any member of the university community on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability and/or veteran status. Such actions are prohibited not only by University policy, but also by federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Any type of harassment or discrimination may subject individuals or groups to disciplinary action, and may also have legal consequences.

Although we do seek to recruit students of the Christian faith and to create an institutional environment conducive to their growth in Christ, we do not require that students be confessing Christians.  We welcome and value as students persons of every background and faith.  As a Christian community, we expect that all of our students will respect the nature of our community, learn about our traditions and participate in our community practices. PLNU affirms that a Christian liberal arts education includes an understanding of and appreciation of the differences in faith, living, and practice.

Any student who feels that he or she has experienced or witnessed discrimination against any member of the university community should report the incident to the Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Carr, available in office 306, third floor of Nicholson Commons, and at 619-849-2484.

Any student who feels that he or she has experienced or witnessed sexual harassment should report the incident to the University Sexual Harassment Officer. The PLNU Sexual Harassment Officer is the Vice President for Student Development, Dr. Caye Smith, available in office 303, third floor of Nicholson Commons, and at 619.849.2479.   Click on the following link to read the full text of PLNU's  Sexual Harassment Policy.