PURPOSE: Policies governing technology resources are enforced by the Office of Information Technology (OIT)
SCOPE: Applies to all policies issued by OIT.
User: Someone who is provided access to technology resources, including students, faculty, staff, contractors and other approved individuals or groups.
Cloud computing service: Any function provided by an agreement with an external organization that includes the ability to store or transmit electronic information.
Software: Any code, program or application designed to perform specific functions on a device.
Technology resource: Any device, software or service that stores or transmits electronic information as part of its function.
Device: Any equipment or hardware that stores or transmits electronic information. This includes computers, mobile devices, network equipment, phones, and server systems.
Exceptions to any OIT policy must be approved by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or designated representative.
Violations of any OIT policy will be managed by the CIO or designated representative:
Determining the severity level of any violation.
Determining whether the violation requires any immediate actions before any final adjudication.
Escalating minor violations to the appropriate department head for faculty and staff or the Dean of Students for students.
Escalating major violations to University leadership for appropriate actions, including suspension, termination, expulsion and referral to appropriate external organizations (federal, state, local law enforcement).