Acceptable Use Policy

In 2017, the (AUP) received a 24-month revision and review process. Prior to this revision, the AUP had not been updated since 2003.

Changes to the AUP include:

  • Reformatted style for better readability
  • Removal of the generic preamble
  • Inclusion of the Loyola Law School campus into the scope of the policy
  • Inclusion of personal devices attached to the LMU Network into the scope of the policy
  • Expansion of university responsibility
  • Clarification on how the university will handle policy violations

The revision process includes feedback and direction from the University Technology Council (UTC), Academic Technology Committee (ATC), Loyola Law School, Faculty Senate, and Provost Council.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Acceptable Use Policy? And why do we need one?

An Acceptable Use Policy is a broad document to establish responsibilities and acceptable conduct of users on a computer network. It restricts the ways in which the network or system may be used and sets guidelines as to how it should be used. In essence, it is a formal code of conduct for all that use the institution's computer network and systems. Institutions that provide network connectivity and/or other electronic services have acceptable use policies to protect the Institution's network from improper use as well as to protect the network's users from others.

Who is covered by LMU's AUP?

Anyone that uses the LMU network or any computer system in which a service is provided. Physical locations include the Westchester, Law School and Playa Vista campuses. Additionally, this includes those that use personal devices on the LMU wireless network. Anyone using personal devices on LMU's network is covered by LMU's Acceptable Use Agreement.

If I have further questions about the AUP, who can I contact?

If you have any questions regarding the AUP, you can direct questions to the Information Security Team at