Affiliation for GTU PhD Students

Students admitted to the academic doctoral programs at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) may be affiliated for non-academic reasons with Pacific School of Religion. It is understood that such affiliation is informal and for the mutual support and enrichment of the student and PSR. If, for some reason, the student or the school wishes to sever the affiliation relationship, this may be done at any time.

After students have been admitted to the GTU, they may apply for affiliation with PSR by completing the Affiliation Application and submitting it to the PSR Academic Affairs department. Applications must be received by PSR before the last semester of the student’s PhD program. Any applications received after this deadline will not be approved for affiliation. If the application is approved, the student and the GTU will receive a letter confirming this affiliation.

Once affiliation has been established, the student will receive information on being a part of the PSR community and assumes an obligation to conduct her/himself in a manner compatible with PSR's mission, and to act in a manner which supports that mission. Any student who violates this standard may be asked to relinquish his/her affiliation with Pacific School of Religion.

Affiliated students participate in the community life of PSR through its worship and non-academic community events and will receive regular announcement of such events via email. Affiliated students have access to parking, meal tickets, a mailbox, the online directory, and housing at PSR, though each is subject to availability and published policies and priorities of the respective departments. Other access such as international student support, faculty advisement unless previously assigned, and ADA services may not be available to affiliates through PSR unless they are related to the resources above, and such services should be requested through the GTU. Affiliated students remain under the purview of the GTU with regard to academic policies.

Affiliated students are asked to notify both schools if their status as a GTU doctoral student changes or if they no longer wish to remain affiliated with PSR. Upon completion of all academic requirements according to the faculties and board of the Graduate Theological Union, an affiliated student may participate in the commencement exercises of PSR. The name of Pacific School of Religion appears on the diploma of all students who remain affiliated during their studies at the GTU, however the degree remains conferred by the GTU only.

Pacific School of Religion affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program or activity in the seminary on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicap. This policy is in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

The Affiliation Application fee is a one-time fee of $50.00 paid to Pacific School of Religion.

Revised July 2010