The Pacific Index

Civic Engagement class helps make positive impact in community

Holly Bartholomew

January 18, 2018

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Pacific University is offering students the opportunity to help fight issues surrounding affordable housing over this winter term with the Action for Affordable Housing civic engagement class. There are two sections of the...

Cru recently instated as third campus Christian Club

Ben Hopwood

January 18, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Junior David Seicianu hopes that his club, Cru, can perpetuate the type of environment in which all Christian students are able to share their beliefs and provide support for one another on the Pacific University campus. As...

Let’s Talk about… Body Positivity

The Counseling Center

January 18, 2018

Filed under Student Life

In today’s world we are relentlessly bombarded by hurtful messages, which act to depreciate different body types, further perpetuating another unrealistic ideal which then reinforces the thought that there is only one way to...

Student Senate sponsors block meal donation

Luke Peevyhouse

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life

For students who have found themselves out of dining hall block meals and needing food, a solution is set to come soon. Food-For-All, Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) and Aramark are all working together to allow students with...

Officers plan next semester

Melissa Hood

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Greek Life at Pacific University is currently a bit smaller than it has been in the past, but heading in a new direction. There have been a lot of changes in the administration within the last couple of years, and Pacific’s...

Students weigh risks of cheating during finals

Luke Peevyhouse

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University preaches academic honesty and integrity, and takes cheating seriously, especially during finals season. It is a make or break period for grades and some students are willing to put it all on the line in order...

Let’s Talk about… Going home for the holidays

The Counseling Center

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life

With the end of the semester fast approaching, the holiday season is almost in sight. Only a few more papers, exams and finals are standing in the way between you and a much-needed winter break. For many students, winter break...

Center offers courses designed to get students involved in community

Shelby Cokeley

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) was officially established in 2009, but is always progressing. Each year the department aims to add new program opportunities to its curriculum to get students involved in the community. One...

Outdoor Pursuits offers first international trip

Sebastian Herr

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Every January students at Pacific University are presented a roster of short-term study abroad courses to choose from during registration. This year, Outdoor Leadership added a course to list, and will offer their first ever international...

Pacific embraces sexual assault discourse

Holly Bartholomew

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The campus climate around sexual assault at Pacific University is changing. It is becoming easier to talk about and fewer instances of sexual assault are going unreported however, rape culture is still alive and well, according...

Students celebrate Thanksgiving break on campus

Becca Rustand

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to eat a huge turkey dinner and mashed potatoes with homemade gravy. Not being able to go home for the holiday break can be difficult for many college students, especially if it...

Fall dance concert incorporates capstones

Melissa Hood

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

This year’s Autumn Choreographer’s Concert at Pacific University is going to be a bit different from years past. “In the past it’s been just dance ensemble and capstones, but this year we’re pulling dancers from other...

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