Acceptable Uses of IT Infrastructure and Resources Policy Statement

For Students, Faculty, Staff, Guests, Alumni

Version 5.1


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

The University provides IT Resources for advancing its educational, research, service, and business objectives. Any access or use of IT Resources that interferes interrupts, or conflicts with this policy is unacceptable 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, standalone, 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 related materials and services.

Non-Fordham-owned mobile devices are User's personal removable electronic storage devices (e.g., USB storage devices, external hard drives) and computing devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, cell phones) used as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for University business.

University-owned mobile devices are removable electronic storage devices (e.g., USB storage devices, external hard drives) and computing devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, cell phones) owned or leased by Fordham University and used by the Fordham University community.

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
  6. Implementation Information and Revision History

Related Policies and Procedures

Additional Office of Information Technology published policies can be found on the IT Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines webpage.

Third-Party IT Resources

The University may contract with software application vendors or providers of other IT Resources. Such third-party providers may have their policies applicable to Users. This policy requires that You must comply with any such third-party policies.

Additional Information

The University will conduct periodic information sessions to present or provide specific examples of inappropriate uses of IT Resources through official communications and awareness training. To create a well-informed User community, the University also encourages questions about proper usage. Please direct inquiries to the Office of Information Technology Service Desk at (718) 817-3999 or the Office of Legal Counsel at (718) 817-3110. 

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