StalkerNet is a term sometimes used to describe Carleton's online directory, which provides on-campus users and any user logged in with a valid Carleton NetID, with a variety of information about Carleton students faculty, and staff. In particular, ID photographs were added to the web interface before the Winter of 2003.
The directory allows searches by dorm, room number, floor, major, department, phone number, or email address, and searches can be limited to students, faculty, or staff. The results page shows each individual's name, major, student/alum/parent/staff/faculty status, dormitory or office, phone number, home address, and photograph.
Off-campus users who are not logged in with a NetID can find only names and email addresses. This is necessary for the college to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which limits the release of information about students' academic records.
Before the introduction of ID photos within Carleton's online directory, it is thought that the term StalkerNet was often used to describe the website of Seth Menning '03, where an online searchable archive of each year's Zoo Book was kept. This was accomplished with the help of David Seelig '03. This archive was taken down numerous times due to privacy concerns voiced within ITS.