Problematic phone calls of any type (obscene, harassing, threatening, etc.) will be handled directly through the Campus Safety Director’s Office. The Campus Safety Director will determine the security issues involved and decide if a search of PLU’s call records is needed. A request is then submitted directly to the PLU Telecommunications Office. Any information obtained about the telephone incident is considered highly confidential and reported only to the Campus Safety Director for assessment.
Telephone and voice messaging systems fall under the FCC Telecommunications Act, which makes tampering with another person’s voice mail or making prank or obscene phone calls illegal. The university vigorously prosecutes these violations both criminally and via the student conduct system.
Cell phones are to be turned off while attending classes, or otherwise as instructed by the faculty. Disruption of class time is considered disruption of the university community and may be processed through the Student Conduct System.