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IS Policies

Acceptable Use Policy (Revised Policy Awaiting Approval)
This policy reflects the ethical principles of the University community and indicates, in general, the privileges and responsibilities of those using University computing resources.

Cloud Policy (New Policy Under Revision)
This policy outlines best practices and approval processes for using cloud computing services to support the processing, sharing, storage, and management of institutional data at the University of Portland (UP).

Cryptocurrency Policy 
Addendum to Acceptable Use Policy

Backup Policy (Awaiting Review & Approval)
This policy articulates the information technology best practices which call for daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly system backups.

Email Policy
This policy standardizes the naming of email accounts and the file storage associated with these accounts.

Information Security Policy (Under Revision)
This policy articulates the University’s position involving the principles to which students, faculty, staff, and the University community must adhere when handling information owned by or entrusted to the University of Portland.

Mass Email Policy (Under Revision)
This policy articulates the University’s position involving mass email (sometimes called “bulk email”) to distribute official and commercial messages to members of the University community.

Network Security Policy (Under Revision)
This policy establishes a standard for the security of the University network.

Password Policy
This policy establishes a standard for the creation of strong passwords.

Peer-to-Peer Policy
This policy articulates the University’s position involving any peer-to-peer application that promotes copyright infringement or the illegal sharing of copyrighted files without permission of the owner or distributor.

Purchasing Policy
The goal of Information Services purchasing policy and procedure is to provide reasonably priced, high-quality goods and services to end users while preserving organizational and financial accountability.

Mobile Device Policy
This policy articulates the University’s position involving mobile phone and hand held communication devices.

Mobile Device Security Policy (New Policy Awaiting Review)
Mobile computing devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, and various other personal computing devices are becoming an implementation standard in today’s computing environment. Their size, portability, and ever- increasing functionality are making the devices desirable in replacing traditional desktop devices.  However, the portability offered by these devices can also increase security exposure to individuals using the devices.

Computer Purchase & Refresh Policy (New Policy Awaiting Review)
This policy provides guidelines regarding the purchase, refresh and decommissioning of desktops, laptops, and VDI devices at the University of Portland (UP).  

Computing Theft Policy (Under Review by Leadership Team)
Faculty and staff are expected to take reasonable steps to protect University-owned computing devices from theft or loss. This policy requires the custodian of a computer device or department to cover the cost of devises not secured or protected as described in the policy.