The purpose of this policy is to establish parameters for the use of Longwood information technology (IT) resources and systems.
IT Resources and Systems: IT resources and systems include all computers, workstations, peripherals, networks, communications devices, switches, software programs and systems, as well as all related devices, hardware and software owned by Longwood University, covered under contract by the Commonwealth of Virginia or that are the responsibility of Longwood University through agreements with Longwood departments or employees.
This policy covers all activities involving these IT resources and systems and applies to all individuals using these IT resources and systems. This policy does not cover activities solely involving personal property, but does cover activities which involve the use of personal property connected to or communicating with Longwood University IT resources and systems.
Internal Audit Reviews: In the course of its work, Internal Audit has full and complete direct access to all University books and records (manual and electronic) relevant to the subject of review. All documents and information given to Internal Audit during their work will be handled in the same prudent manner that the University expects of the employees normally accountable for them.
The University regards any violation of this policy as a serious offense. Violators of this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action such as prescribed in the Longwood University Honor Code, the Student Handbook, the Faculty Policies and Procedures Manual and the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, in addition to possible cancellation of IT resources and systems access privileges. Users of IT systems and resources at Longwood are subject to all applicable local, state and federal statutes. This policy does not preclude prosecution of criminal and civil cases under relevant local, state, federal and international laws and regulations.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 7, 2002.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 10, 2005.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 14, 2006.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 12, 2008.