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Acceptable Uses of IT Infrastructure and Resources

Version 3.1


This policy provides notice of the expectations and guidelines of Fordham University (the University) to all who use and manage Information Technology (IT) resources and services.

The University provides IT Resources for the advancement of the University’s educational, research, service, and business objectives. Any access or use of IT Resources that interferes interrupts, or conflicts with these purposes is not acceptable and will be considered a violation of this policy.


This policy, and all policies referenced herein, apply to all members of the University community including faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors (the “User(s)” or “you”) who use, access, or otherwise employ, locally or remotely, the University’s IT Resources, whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.


IT Resources include computing, networking, communications, application, and telecommunications systems, infrastructure, hardware, software, data, databases, personnel, procedures, physical facilities, cloud-based vendors, Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors, and any related materials and services.

Table of Contents

  1. User Responsibilities and Statement of Prohibited Uses
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Privacy
  4. Monitoring, Reporting, Violations, and Sanctions
  5. User Obligation to Review

Related Policies and Procedures

The term IT Policy shall also include any additional University policies related to Information Technologies, either issued by the Office of Legal Counsel or Fordham IT. Additional Fordham IT issued policies can be found on the Fordham IT web pages.

The University may at times contract with software application vendors or providers of other IT services. Such third-party providers may post their policies that apply to Users. You must comply with such policies when using third-party software, applications, or other IT services through the University’s IT Resources.

Additional Information

Implementation Information and Revision History