ITS Policies

Nazareth University's Computing Code of Conduct

The rules that comprise this Code of Conduct apply to all areas of computer use at Nazareth University, including all computers, storage devices, networks, and network devices owned or managed by the University, including any for which the University contracts with a third party. Additionally, this Code of Conduct applies to all devices, whether owned by the University or a third party, that access the University’s wired or wireless network, a University e-mail account, University applications and data, or otherwise access any protected University network or website.  Such devices include but are not limited to mobile phones, tablets, or laptop computers, or any other electronic device with access to the University's networks (together with all areas of use described in this paragraph, the “University Network”). The Chief Information Officer is responsible for publishing, and in concert with other members of the college community, enforcing this Code.

Computing Code of Conduct

Please click here to view the latest revision of the Computing Code of Conduct

Additional Policies

Information Security Policy

Nazareth University creates, collects, maintains, uses and transmits confidential information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) relating to individuals associated with the University, including, but not limited to, applicants, students, parents, alumni, employees and vendors. The University is committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of this information against inappropriate access and use. To that end, the Information Security Group (ISG) was established in 2011 to partner with the Nazareth community to provide ongoing proactive security policies, procedures and education and to promote a general culture of security awareness.

This policy and associated procedures and standards provide direction for information security in accordance with University requirements and relevant laws and regulations. Nazareth University information security practices are designed to promote and encourage appropriate use of information assets. They are not intended to prevent, prohibit, or inhibit the sanctioned use of information assets as required to meet the University's core mission and campus academic and administrative purposes.

In adopting this Policy, the University strives to help all University community members to understand the definition of confidential information and their obligations and individual responsibilities. The University will provide appropriate training and education that will enable the University community to comply with the intent and the specifications laid out by the Policy.

Download a copy of the policy.

Warranty Policy

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a warranty service provision for your computer. Nazareth employees will not be in a position to service your computer or install devices/software for you.

Web Access Policy

Nazareth University has an approved policy of restricting access to certain web sites or web resources for two specific reasons:

  • If it is expected that permitting access to these sites or resources will create a substantial load (excessive bandwidth usage) on the institution's internal network or Internet access conduit, and the resource that is being accessed has limited educational benefit. Examples of this kind of site are high-volume music download sites, and personal videoconferencing or voice communications.
  • If the Internet site or resource requires that special ports be opened in the institution's firewall, thereby creating added security risks for unauthorized intrusions. Again, this is for sites or resources that have limited educational benefit. Examples of this kind of site are some highly interactive computer games.

The University does not currently restrict access to sites based on content or on potential copyright issues. It is, however, incumbent upon every individual using Nazareth University resources to adhere to the Nazareth University Computing Code of Conduct, which includes issues related to content and copyright.

Since the University's network and internet connection are shared by many, and the costs of providing "unlimited" bandwidth are very high, it is felt that this policy provides the best balance between openness and functionality, and affordability.

Virus Protection Policy

Due to the increasing number of computer viruses and spyware infections, IT Services expects that ALL computers brought to campus have anti-virus/anti-spyware software installed and you keep the software updated regularly. A subscription may be required to keep your software updated. Please be aware that IT Services reserves the right to disconnect student computers from the campus network if they are found to be infected with a computer virus. The University's current standard for anti-virus software is Symantec Endpoint, but other industry-standard packages (McAfee, Kaspersky,etc) are also acceptable.

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