Wireless Use Policy

Version 1.3

For Students, Faculty, Staff, Guests, Alumni


The purpose of this policy is to regulate wireless network access to the University’s IT Resources.


This IT policy, and all policies referenced herein, shall 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.

Policy Statement

  • User authentication is required before accessing the Fordham or eduroam wireless networks1.
  • The University monitors the wireless network for interfering devices to ensure reliable access.
  • The University reserves the right to restrict/remove device access to the wireless network to prevent Users from infecting, degrading, or otherwise negatively impacting IT resources.
  • Users must not install a personal wireless access point or any device that interferes with wireless IT Resources.
    • Should any such device be detected, the University notifies the User,
    • the User is then required to disable and remove the device from the network,
    • if the User does not promptly disable the device, the University reserves the right to disconnect the device from the network.

  • 1 Consult the web page Campus Wifi for detailed instructions on connecting to the new network on your particular device or operating system.


IT Resources include computing, networking, communications, application, 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.

Wireless access point is a networking device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network.

Related Policies and Procedures

Implementation Information

Review Frequency Triennial
Responsible Person Director, IT Risk and Data Integrity
Approved By CISO
Approval Date 10/29/2018

Revision History

Original document
Purpose and statement updates
Annual review updates
Update policy statement

Policy Disclaimer Statement

Deviations from policies, procedures, or guidelines published and approved by Information Security and Assurance (ISA) may only be done cooperatively between ISA and the requesting entity with sufficient time to allow for appropriate risk analysis, documentation, and possible presentation to authorized University representatives. Failure to adhere to ISA written policies may be met with University sanctions.

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