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Seattle Pacific University is a Christian educational community committed to integrating faith with learning and life. The policies and guidelines presented on this page are designed to encourage everyone in the SPU community to participate in the instructional goals of SPU as they relate to computer resources.


CIS User Policies

  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Policies that govern use of all SPU computers, the campus network, and all related information technology resources. Updated August 2008. Download (pdf)

  • Computer User Account and Resource Policies

    Policies regarding user account creation processes, resource eligibility guidelines, and account/resource removal processes and timelines. Updated October 2009. Download (pdf)

  • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policy and Copyright Compliance

    SPU's policy about P2P file sharing applications that are used to infringe copyright law including compliance with the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act ("HEOA"). Updated August 2010. Download (pdf)

  • Internet Content Filtering Policy

    SPU's policy about filtering for inappropriate web content and malicious web sites. Updated November 2008. Download (pdf)

  • Audio Visual Equipment Checkout

    Policy concerning the checking out of supplemental media equipment for academic instruction. Updated May 2004. Download (pdf)

  • Guest Account Policy

    A number of resources on campus require SPU credentials for access. This section discusses the provisions set forth for official guest access to these protected resources. Updated August 2010. Download (pdf)

  • Cellular Phone Service Policy

    A new policy is in effect for institutional provision of cell phones and communications devices. The revised Guidelines & Policy is available, as well as the Personal Cell Phone Stipend Agreement. Updated July 2011.
    Policy Download downloadPolicy Download (pdf) pdf file
    Annual Stipend Agreement downloadAgreement Download (pdf) pdf file

CIS User Standards and Guidelines

  • Email Use, Retention, and Recovery

    These guidelines outline individual employee responsibilities for email retention and preservation of institutional data. Updated February 2009. Download (pdf)

  • Electronically Stored Information Guidelines

    SPU has identified certain types of electronically stored information that must be maintained and documented. This guideline describes our rules for gathering and maintaining this information. Update pending. downloadDownloadpdf

  • Departmental/Office Computer Equipment (Central PC Pool)

    Departmental computers are purchased via the University's Central PC Replacement Pool. This document outlines the policies and procedures for the purchase of university owned computers. Updated February 2009. Download (pdf)

Other Campus Policies

  • Campus Crimes

    Campus Security Act These statistics are published by the Office of Safety and Security.