For SPU systems where profile image selection is possible, you may select an image that represents you well in the context of the system in question. The image must be able to serve as identification. Here are the general guidelines:
- The image cannot include any other persons
- The image should be recent, taken in the last 12 months
- The user's face should be easily recognizable and identifiable in the image without alteration:
- Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view
- Use good lighting, neither washed out nor obscure
- Do not use filters on the image or distort it
- The image should be clear and in-focus.
- University employees should wear appropriate attire for a professional environment, similarly, Students should wear appropriate attire for an academic learning environment.
- Do not wear sunglasses or other accessories that mask the face
- Simple background & foreground, no other objects
- You cannot wear a hat or head covering, unless:
- the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public
- the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes
- your face must still remain visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure or cast shadows on your face
- You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.
The University reserves the right to remove any image in campus systems. General standards of conduct and guidelines professional behavior as described in the Employee Handbook and Student Handbooks apply to profile photos. If a profile photo is deemed inappropriate or offensive, the office of Human Resources (for employees) or Student Life (for students) will work with the the individual to remove the image and replace it with an appropriate one and determine if corrective action is required.
If you have found an image that you think is inappropriate please contact the appropriate office and/or the user directly so it can be updated to one that is more appropriate to for the SPU campus community.