Administrative Systems Policy

Pacific Lutheran University’s administrative computing systems collect and store sensitive data on employees and students that is needed for the normal operations of the University. PLU employees, including student workers, must assume responsibility for legal and ethical computer, data, and network use. This data may include but is not limited to:

  • Personal (non-public) information on students, employees, or university affiliates
  • University financial information
  • Other proprietary University information

Activities considered to be in conflict with this policy include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Unauthorized change, deletion, corruption, or removal of University data from University systems.
  • Sharing or using this information for any purpose other than University business.
  • Sharing directories and/or files on your computer with others without appropriate authorization or security measures.
  • Distributing information that violates the University FERPA Policy. (The University FERPA policy is managed by the Office of Student Life.)
  • Transport of restricted or sensitive data via portable media (e.g., flash memory, laptop computer, personal digital assistant) without prior authorization from a PLU vice president in coordination with the Associate Provost for Information & Technology Services.

Updated 8/2006