Acceptable Use of SXU Information Technologies

Information Resources are strategic assets of Saint Xavier University that must be managed as valuable University resources. Accordingly, this policy is established to protect University students, staff, faculty, partners and the University from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly.

Acceptable Use is an application of the core values of the University: respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and learning for life.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to outline the acceptable use of computer equipment at the University. These rules are in place to protect the employee and the University. Inappropriate use exposes the University to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, and legal issues.

Scope

The Acceptable Use Policy applies to all information resources owned, leased, administered or otherwise under the custody and control of the University.

Audience

The Acceptable Use Policy applies equally to all individuals granted access privileges to any Saint Xavier University information resource.

Ownership of Electronic Files

Electronic files created, sent, received or stored on information resources owned, leased, administered or otherwise under the custody and control of Saint Xavier University are the property of the University.

Privacy of Electronic Files

Electronic files created, sent, received or stored on information resources owned, leased, administered or otherwise under the custody and control of the University are not private and may be accessed by University IT employees at any time without knowledge of the Information Resources user or owner.

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Incidental Use Guidelines

As a convenience to the University user community, incidental use of Information Resources is permitted. The following restrictions apply:

Violations

Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action which may include termination for employees and temporaries; a termination of employment relations in the case of contractors or consultants; dismissal for interns and volunteers; or suspension or expulsion in the case of a student. Additionally, individuals are subject to loss of University Information Resources access privileges, civil and criminal prosecution.

Contact

Direct comments and questions to Information Technology by email to SecureIT@sxu.edu.

Information Resources (IR)

Any and all computer printouts, online display devices, magnetic storage media and all computer-related activities involving any device capable of receiving email, browsing websites or otherwise capable of receiving, storing, managing or transmitting electronic data including, but not limited to, mainframes, servers, personal computers, notebook computers, hand-held computers, personal digital assistant (PDA), pagers, distributed processing systems, network attached and computer controlled medical and laboratory equipment (i.e. embedded technology), telecommunication resources, network environments, telephones, fax machines, printers and services. Additionally, it is the procedures, equipment, facilities, software and data that are designed, built, operated and maintained to create, collect, record, process, store, retrieve, display and transmit information.

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