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IS Policies

Acceptable Use Policy
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
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
This policy articulates the information technology best practices which call for daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly system backups.

Data Standards
This document records University data standards so as to ensure data integrity, consistency, and completeness.

Electronic Letterhead
This document provides guidance for the standardized University electronic letterhead. The letterhead template is available by contacting Marketing and Communications.

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

Information Security Policy
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
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
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.