|Policy Approval Authority
|Division of Information Technology
|Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer
|Effective Adoption Date
|Last Review Date
To specify the acceptable use of Northern Illinois University (NIU) information, computing, and communication resources by all users. These services, known collectively as the NIU Network (NIU-N), are part of the campus infrastructure.
This policy addresses issues specific to NIU-N usage and articulates policies regarding users of NIU-N.
NIU provides NIU-N resources and facilities to its staff, students, faculty, and associates to support the University's educational, research, and service missions as well as the administration and operation of the University.
Other university and campus policies that address specific activities and behaviors, some of which are cited later in this policy, also apply to NIU-N use.
Unauthorized Use of the NIU-N is prohibited. NIU-N may only be used for legal purposes and may not be used for any of the following purposes or any other purpose, which is illegal, immoral, unethical, dishonest, damaging to the reputation of the University, inconsistent with the mission of the University, or likely to subject the University to liability. Unauthorized uses include, but are not limited to, the following:
User: any person using any of the University's NIU-N resources or facilities, including, but not limited to:
Note: A person of the public reading public University web pages from outside the University is not, by virtue of that activity alone, considered to be a user.
NIU-N: All NIU resources and facilities operated by the University – whether owned, leased, used under license or by agreement – including, but not limited to: