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.
Policies that govern use of all SPU computers, the campus network, and all related information technology resources. Updated August 2008. Download (pdf)
Policies regarding user account creation processes, resource eligibility guidelines, and account/resource removal processes and timelines. Updated October 2009. Download (pdf)
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)
SPU's policy about filtering for inappropriate web content and malicious web sites. Updated November 2008. Download (pdf)
Policy concerning the checking out of supplemental media equipment for academic instruction. Updated May 2004. Download (pdf)
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)
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 Policy Download (pdf)
Annual Stipend Agreement Agreement Download (pdf)
These guidelines outline individual employee responsibilities for email retention and preservation of institutional data. Updated February 2009. Download (pdf)
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. Download
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)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) These guidelines are administered by the Office of Student Academic Services.
Copyright Policies at SPU These policies and procedures are maintained by the SPU Library.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) These guidelines are administered by the SPU Health Center.
Campus Security Act These statistics are published by the Office of Safety and Security.
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act These policies are administered by the Office of Student Life.
Community Standards and Procedures for Resolving Discrimination Complaints These procedures are coordinated bewteen the Office of Student Life and the Office of Human Resources.