Use your e-mail program to access your account or use the web and log onto WebMail. Your ePass username is your email
address with the addition of "@plu.edu".
Access your PLU e-mail from a web browser using WebMail.
(Subject to change without notification)
PLU provides computing and networking resources to students, faculty and staff. Such access is a privilege granted to support the members of our community as they work and learn in an environment supportive of education and service.
This policy applies to all users of PLU's computing and information resources. Additional expectations regarding responsible computer use are contained in the complementary policies which are available from Computing and Telecommunication Services' office located in the Library Basement, or online at http://www.plu.edu/~comptelc/policies/.
These policies are
Computing and Telecommunications staff are available to answer any questions you may have regarding responsible computer use. You may contact their office by calling 253-535-7525 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Lutheran University students, faculty and staff must assume responsibility for legal and ethical computer and network use. The Computer and Networking Resources General Use Policy has been designed to ensure computing and information resources are used appropriately. Additional policies regarding computing and information resources complement this policy and must be abided by at all times. Such policies are noted above and are subject to change. Information contained in this and other policies follow the rules of legal and ethical computer and network use.
Activities considered to be in conflict with this policy include, but are not limited to, the following:
Accessing computers, data and programs for which you are not authorized.
Sharing your password and account(s). You are responsible and will be held accountable for all activity occurring on your account.
Creating, modifying, executing or re-transmitting any computer program or instructions intended to gain unauthorized access to, or make unauthorized use of, any computer facilities or software.
Violating copyright laws or software license agreements.
Installing software including freeware, shareware, public-domain or commercial software on any university-owned computer equipment without appropriate authority.
Using computers or networks with the intent to compromise any other computers or networks or to commit crimes or other unethical acts.
Using computers or networks for unauthorized non-University-related commercial or for-profit activity.
Sending or forwarding chain-mail.
Viewing, printing, storage, display or playing of sounds of any sexually explicit or potentially offensive materials in a way that may create a hostile working or learning environment.
Excessive use of paper, toner, disk space or other resources.
Monopolizing systems so that others are prevented from use.
Overloading computers or networks with excessive data.
Activities in violation of faculty and staff employment handbooks or student conduct policies (the PLU Code of Conduct).
Using e-mail or other electronic methods (such as "spamming") for purposes of harassment.
Activities which violate local, state or federal laws.
Removing any PLU owned computer software or hardware from campus without written permission of the appropriate administrator.
The University will take reasonable and necessary steps to preserve the security of its computer and network resources. Doing so maintains a respectful community in which our computing and information resources may be utilized. Users are expected to maintain this community by abiding by computing policies and reporting violations of these policies immediately. Complaints of potential policy violations should be reported to Computing and Telecommunication Services at 253-535-7525 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Violations of the Policy alleged to have been committed by a student will be referred to the Student Conduct Coordinator. Violations of the Policy alleged to have been committed by a faculty or staff member will be referred to the employee's supervisor and the office of Human Resources.
Activities which in any way conflict with this or other policies can result in consequences, depending on the severity of the action, ranging from a written reprimand to expulsion (for students) or dismissal (for employees) from the University and/or referral to the appropriate legal authorities.
Because technology is rapidly changing, future revisions to this or other
technology policies will be made as needed.
Your ePass account gives you access to a wide range of resources at PLU. Here's a list of some of them:
PLU web pages that are restricted to use by PLU students, faculty, and staff. This includes such things as electronic reserves and research databases.
Resident hall computer registration
Laptop stations and information kiosks around campus.
Your username is public information and also functions as your e-mail address at PLU. To access your account, you will first be asked for your username, which will be shown as you type it. After that, you'll be asked for your password, which will be shown as asterisks (*) as you type it.
Your password is like an ATM PIN number -- it is the secret part of your account that you should keep to yourself so no one else can have access to your account.
You will need to activate your ePass account before you can use it. To do so, click on the link below.
Your ePass account at PLU is required in order to use the University's email, search research databases, log onto computers, and use eCourse. Accounts are provided to all students prior to the semester that they will be enrolled at PLU. Note: If you have registered for Fall classes and have not yet received your ePass account card, contact Computing and Telecommunications Services (CATS) at 253-535-7525.
The Campus Voice is a weekly publication made available on the web and containing news and articles about current events of interest to the PLU community. When you subscribe to the Campus Voice e-mail list, you will receive a weekly e-mail message from the PLU News and Information office with a web link to the current issue of the PLU Campus Voice.
The Campus Voice e-mail list is for the distribution of this weekly bulletin only and won't allow posting by those subscribed to the list.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, just access the page. The page header will indicate if you are subscribed. Click on the button below the header to take the indicated action (subscribing or unsubscribing).
When there is going to be some activity that will affect the availability or functionality of PLU's computing resources, a System Notice is posted. It can be viewed from several different web pages at PLU, including the Online Services Menu. But it isn't always easy to remember to check this page on a regular basis. Thus, you can subscribe to the System Notice mailing list. Then, whenever a notice is posted, you will receive a copy to your PLU e-mail address. Generally, we only post a few System Notices a month, so this list is low volume and shouldn't be a burden to your e-mail inbox.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, just access the page. The page header will indicate if you are subscribed. Click on
the button below the header to take the indicated action (subscribing or unsubscribing).