Residential Network Policy

Individuals covered

All persons attaching network devices to Pacific Lutheran University residence hall (ResNet) computer network.


Student residence computer networks are shared, finite resources installed by the University to promote scholarship and learning for all students. Accidental or intentional disruption of a residence network will deprive others of access to important University resources. Persons attaching computers to University residence hall networks must comply with the PLU General Computer Use Policy and the Network Use Policy. ( In addition, the administrators of the student residence networks have the following specific regulations:

Network servers:

Any person wishing to operate a network information server must notify Information & Technology Services (I&TS) ( before attempting to do so. I&TS will provide technical guidance and explain technical restrictions. Please send requests via email to or call (253) 535-7525.

Responsibility for content:

The content of any files or services made available to others over the network is the sole responsibility of the person with ownership of, or administrative authority over, the computer providing the service. It is this person’s responsibility to be aware of all applicable Federal laws, State laws and University policies. This person will be liable for any violations of Federal or State laws, or University policies.

Network-intensive applications:

Any person operating a network-intensive application or a defective computer, either of which overloads networks, will be notified and steps will be taken to protect the overall University network. This may include disconnecting the offending computer system from the network until the problem is resolved. If the condition is an imminent hazard to the University network or disrupts the activities of others, then the offending computer system or the subnet to which it is attached may be disconnected without prior notice. This latter course of action may affect many other persons connected to the network.

Responsibility for security:

Any person attaching a computer to the residence networks is responsible for the security of the computer system and for any intentional or unintentional activities from or to that network connection. Including, but not limited to, attempting to monitor other network connections, attempting to hijack connection, or any other activity which may impact the overall security of the network.

Administrative Actions:

Violation or disregard of this policy may result in disconnection from the network and, if serious enough to warrant disciplinary action, shall be referred to the appropriate office of the University. Illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities. Due to the nature of the residential network, connections may be lost or terminated at any time if Information & Technology Services finds it reasonable and necessary to do so.

(Residence Hall Network Policy is subject to change without notice.)