Date: March 29, 2011
Approved: David C. Danahar
Southwest Minnesota State University
Computer and Network System Use and Security
Pursuant to MnSCU Board Policy 5.13, it is the policy of the University to provide appropriate access to information technology resources, including but not limited to computers, software, e-mail accounts, internet access and similar computing tools for students, faculty and staff for fulfilling their roles and responsibilities, and for appropriate related activities. These information technology resources shall be securely maintained in a manner that is consistent with the University's mission, applicable Board polices, and federal and state laws and regulations.
All users of University information technology resources are expected to use these resources responsibly and in a manner that is in compliance with applicable Board policies, and federal and state laws and regulations. Users who violate this policy may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
The Chief Information Officer is responsible for ensuring appropriate access to information technology resources and for developing guidelines, standards and procedures for the operation, use and security of these resources. In addition, the Chief Information Officer in conjunction with the Information Security Team is charged with developing information security and privacy guidelines, standards and procedures under this policy. These guidelines, standards and procedures shall be consistent with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines adopted by the MnSCU Board of Trustees and the Office of the Chancellor including Board Policies 5.22 and 5.23.