Effective Date: June 19, 2008

Grand Canyon University (GCU), a top online Christian university, is committed to protecting your privacy while you visit our websites. This policy is designed to explain why we collect information from our visitors and how that information is used and disclosed.

Changes in Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is current as of the effective date set forth above. GCU reserves the right to change this privacy policy from time to time, consistent with applicable privacy laws and principles.

More Information

For additional information about this policy or GCU's privacy practices, contact us:

Grand Canyon University, Department M100
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Email: webmaster@gcu.edu


Our websites have reasonable security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of information under our control.

We take reasonable steps to ensure the data is reliable, accurate, complete and current for its intended use. Personal information collected from visitors is protected in transmission to our websites with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol encryption. GCU, a top online Christian school, abides by all laws concerning the release of personal information and does not sell or rent any personal information to third parties, except as described below.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that the PII we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy policy.

Opt Out

You may make a request to be removed from our mailing lists by sending your name, address and email to:

Grand Canyon University Opt-Out
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

If you do not wish to receive marketing emails from us, submit a request to gcu.edu/unsub


GCU, a top online Christian school, may provide links to other websites; and there are websites that may link directly to GCU. GCU does not endorse these third party websites or the content and has no control over their privacy practices.

This privacy policy only applies to information collected on gcu.edu, grand-canyon.edu, my.gcu.edu and gcu.edu subdomains.

We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policy of each website you visit.

Online Advertising

GCU uses Online Advertising Features including Google, Bing, and Yahoo advertising and cookie tracking implemented on gcu.edu. GCU also uses some or all of the following Facebook and Twitter cookie tracking, web beacons or similar technologies to collect or receive visitor information. These features allow GCU to track impressions on our website, track demographic and interests of visitors, collect data for remarketing purposes and track rich media assisted conversions. If you wish to opt out of these online advertising features, follow the instructions on the corresponding pages:

Google: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Bing: advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/optout-optimization

Yahoo: aim.yahoo.com/aim/us/en/optout

Facebook: facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads

Twitter: support.twitter.com/articles/20170405

Mobile Terms and Conditions

Effective Date: July 31, 2017

GCU Alerts

Receive special text offers and event information from Grand Canyon University through your mobile device. Text JOIN to 45598 to receive up to 4 text messages per month with personalized offers and invites. T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Message and data rates may apply.

By opting in to this service, you consent to receive mobile text alerts using an automatic telephone dialing system. Consent to receive marketing text messages is not required as a condition of purchasing any goods or services. By signing up, you are confirming you are over the age of 13.

STOP Information

Text STOP to 45598 to stop receiving GCU Alert messages from Grand Canyon University (you will receive a confirmation text).

HELP Information

For additional information, text HELP to 45598 or contact 855-GCU-LOPE.

Use of the GCU Wi-Fi Network for On-Campus Students

GCU's Internet network is guarded by a firewall that protects on-campus students from entering sites that may be unsafe or not in keeping with our Christian values. Sites are selected by category to filter usage. Seven categories are set to make the site unavailable, but pressing the "continue" button allows you through to the site. These site topics include, but are not limited to, drugs, illegal activities, gambling and other questionable sites.

There are eight categories that are identified to make sites wholly unavailable, including, but not limited to pornography, cheating websites, malware, key loggers and sites that promote terrorist activities. The Learning Management System and eBooks websites are specifically white-listed to ensure students are always able to access them.

If you feel a blocked website should be made available, contact the Office of Residence Life, and your request will be reviewed.

The LOPES network, GCU's student intranet, does not authenticate students prior to allowing site access, and their web filter's reporting capabilities are limited to big-picture summaries that describe general usage. Reporting on individual students will not be possible. GCU does not proactively monitor usage or sites visited.