About PLU

Privacy Statement for PLU's Web Site

Pacific Lutheran University has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. These policies and procedures conform to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Pacific Lutheran University Web site (www.plu.edu).

Information Automatically Logged

  • We use your IP and local Ethernet addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to limit access to licensed resources, and to administer our Web site.
  • Banner registration and use of restricted campus resources requires users to provide unique identifiers (like social security numbers) to verify proper identification.
  • Our site uses service order and feedback forms for prospective students, students, faculty and staff to request information and services. Contact information is collected on the service order forms to better serve customers. Information may be collected so that we may contact visitors. Contact information is confidential.
  • Our site contains links to other sites. Pacific Lutheran University is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of linked sites.

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to its users. Though access to some of these areas is restricted to the PLU community, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our management. All activity on our servers is monitored and recorded. In addition, information stored (maintained) on our servers is backed up regularly.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, contact marcom@plu.edu.