What is Stalking?

A pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Keeping in mind that context is key.

-National Stalking Resource Center

Though PLU does not currently have a stand-alone stalking policy, stalking behavior is prohibited through policies related to Computer Use, University Violence Prevention, and Sexual Misconduct. You can visit the Student Code of Conduct Website to view these policies in full.

PLU will uphold the Washington state policies and laws around the issue of stalking in order to protect its students and preserve their individual rights.

Stalking is not acceptable and there are services available both on and off campus. The PLU’s Voices Against Violence Program is a resource for victims of stalking to obtain a Protection Order, learn how to increase their safety, and connect with additional resources. Victim’s can also contact Campus Safety and Student Conduct.


Stalking Facts – Straight, to-the-point stalking statistics.

Stalking Resource Center – The Stalking Resource Center provides information and resources for victims of stalking.

Gender-Based Violence Advocate at PLU

Magdalena Stickel

Magdalena Stickel, PLU’s Gender-Based Violence Advocate is a trained professional who can help explain your options, connect you to other resources, and assist you in making a formal report should you decide to do so.


Schedule an appointment with her here. 

Other Campus Resources

Health Center * 253-535-7337
Counseling Center * 253-535-7206
Campus Safety 253-535-7441
Campus Ministry * 253-535-7464
Residential Life 253-535-7200
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities 253-535-7195

* Confidential resource

24-hour Community Hotlines

Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

Pierce County Domestic Violence Hotline