Information Technology Guiding Principles and Standards Policy
It is the policy of Georgia College & State University to adopt and adhere to the University System of Georgia Technology Policy Manual concerning Information Technology practices. The University as directed through its Division of Information Technology will establish practices that will be in compliance with the University System of Georgia Policy Manual standards as specifically expressed in the Information Technology Handbook as provided by the University System of Georgia. With the adoption of the University System of Georgia Information Technology policy, it will replace related Georgia College & State University Information Technology Policies.
Board of Regents Information Policy Manual
Section 11.0: Information Technology of the Board of Regents Policy Manual as provided at:
USG Information Technology Handbook
As provided by the University System of Georgia at:
Reason for Policy
This policy is required to adhere to the adoption of the USG – Board of Regents Information Technology Policy. The adoption of the USG – Board of Regents Information Technology policy allows for consistency in the application of technology policies across Georgia College & State University, provide a guide to administrators, outlines acceptable use of information technology for university technology users, protects equitable access for technology users, and allows for proper management of resources.
The Chief Information Officer and the Information Technology Security and Compliance Officer will be responsible for the enforcement and compliance with this policy.
Violation of Policy:
A violation of this policy would be subject to disciplinary actions under the policies of the Student Code of Conduct, campus human resources, or any other applicable regulations and policies of Georgia College & State University as well as the USG Board of Regents. Any visitor to Georgia College refusing to adhere to policy may be asked to leave campus.
In addition, the Division of Information Technology reserves the right to limit or restrict access to technology users, inspect, copy, remove, or otherwise alter any data, file, or system resource that might undermine the authorized use of the technology resource. The Division of Information Technology as well as Georgia College disclaim responsibility for loss of data or interference with files resulting from necessary efforts to maintain adherence to this policy.
Exceptions from Policy:
Any exceptions from this policy as set forth in the Board of Regents Information Policy Manual shall be at the discretion and approval of the University System of Georgia Chief Information Office and or the University of Georgia Chief Information Security Officer. If an exception is to be granted, a completed Information Security Policy Exception Request Form will be submitted for approval from the Division of Information Technology of Georgia College. Denials of request for exceptions may be appealed to the USG Chief Information Officer or the USG Chief Information Security Officer.
USG Approved Exceptions:
Please address all comments, questions, or concerns regarding the above policies or other security related issue to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. These policies and procedures are living documents and subject to change at any time to address evolving technology and security issues.