Account Management

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to delineate how the University grants users authorization to utilize University Information Technology (IT) Resources.

Policy

Utilizing the Lynn University owned network, IT infrastructure and/or information is a privilege, not a right.

The Department of Information Technology (IT) extends this privilege to staff, faculty, students and other authorized users by creating a unique network identifier (user account Id) to access the network at the University. Network accounts will be requested, granted and created following IT procedures and guidelines. The University recognizes the importance of maintaining user accounts in an organized, secure manner to achieve maximum performance of our network. The University retains the right to revoke this privilege or to conduct in-depth examinations into the use of (this privilege) the network or user accounts at any time.

In the event that a staff member, faculty, student or other authorized user is separated, terminated or otherwise no longer affiliated (has a relationship) with the University, all network, IT infrastructure, and/or information privileges may be revoked, deactivated and/or removed.

In addition, any misuse or non-compliance with Lynn University agreements (policies/procedures) may result in the revocation, deactivation, or removal of network access.

Definitions

Authorized User(s)-are all users of Technology Resources including, but not limited to, employees, temporary employees, faculty, students, alumni, campus visitors, contractors, vendors, consultants and their related personnel, and other users authorized by the University to access its systems and networks.

Information Technology Resources-are assigned computer accounts, email services, and the shared University network(s), which includes resources, staff and facilities operated by the University, whether owned, leased, used under license or by agreement, including, but not limited to: telephones (including mobile devices) and telephone equipment, voice mail, SMS, desktop laptop computers, mobile devices, hardware, software, networks, computing laboratories, databases, files, information, software licenses, computing-related contracts, network bandwidth, usernames, passwords, documentation, disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, magnetic tapes, and other electronic media or storage devices. Email, chat, facsimiles, mail, any connection to the University's network(s) or use of any part of the University’s network(s) to access other networks, connections to the Internet that are intended to fulfill information processing and communications functions, communication services, hardware, including printers, scanners, facsimile machines, any off-campus computers and associated equipment provided for the purpose of University work or associated activities.

Procedures/Guidelines

For more information about this policy, contact the IT Department.

Policy updated on: Aug. 21, 2018