The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the ethical, legal, and efficient use of information technology resources at Bradley University. This policy supports the mission of the university and applies to all authorized users of any Bradley University information technology resource. The principles specified here are consistent with respect for personal privacy, academic freedom, data integrity, and information technology resource availability. This policy is in addition to other University policies, state and federal laws and assumes that authorized users will apply common sense and exercise common courtesy.
Individuals who are members of the Bradley University Community are considered authorized users covered by this policy. In addition, all non-University individuals having access to University resources as part of external, collaborative agreements are, for the purposes of this document, considered authorized users and must also abide by this policy. All other individuals are considered to be unauthorized users and may be subject to legal action and/or sanctions by the university.
Resources covered by this policy include, but are not limited to:
All computer hardware, software, network and associated services (email,web access, etc.)
Authorized use is predicated on access by an authorized user. Authorized use is that which is consistent with the academic, research and service goals of this institution and falls within the guidelines of this policy. Use of all resources must comply with federal, state and local statutes. In addition, use of some resources, for example software and hardware, may also be limited by contractual agreement between the University and the supplier.
Authorized users are expected to understand this policy and abide by it. This policy is widely distributed and easily accessible. Lack of knowledge of this policy is not an excuse for failure to observe it. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Information Technology (IT). Disregard for this policy can result in conduct sanctions.
Please direct questions to David Scuffham. Last updated on 1/15/2021. Please visit the Information Technology policy page for additional university technology policies.