Policies from both the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) guide our use of IT resources at UNH. We encourage you to review these policies regularly as updates can occur at any time.
If you have questions or need training on any USNH or UNH Information Technology policy, please contact IT Security .
USNH OLPM: Policy on Operation and Maintenance of Property
UNH OLPM: Policy on Operation and Maintenance of Property
AUP: UNH Acceptable Use Policy
The AUP provides guidelines for the proper use of the University's IT resources as well as for the University's access to information to manage these resources. You may be asked to read and confirm that you understand the AUP before you can proceed to use certain UNH IT resources; we strongly recommend that you read and understand this policy before using any UNH IT resources. The AUP is found in the UNH OLPM, Section 5. Acceptable Use for Information Technology Resources.
This policy informs users of UNH technological resources about certain privacy and security issues related to their use. The policy applies to access and use of UNH owned or operated technological resources by any person inside or outside the academic community. All UNH IT service providers and service consumers should familiarize themselves with the information provided in the UNH OLPM, Section F, Subsection 4. Privacy and Security of Technological Resources.
USNH System Access Policy
Computer systems and resources used for the transaction of USNH business shall be protected from theft, malicious destruction, unauthorized alteration or exposure, or other potential compromise resulting from inappropriate or negligent acts or omissions. All UNH IT service providers and service consumers should familiarize themselves with the information and requirements provided in the USNH OLPM, Section F, Subsection 5.7. System Access Control.
System Access Policy: UNH Minimum Compliance Standards
UNH has developed a set of System Access Minimum Compliance Standards, which were endorsed by SCIT on Apr 29, 2009, to assist users in understanding and implementing appropriate access controls as defined by the USNH System Access Policy. The document is available on Blackboard under "My Organizations"; select "UNH Faculty and Staff" and "IT Policy & Security" to view or download.
Request for an Exception to minimum UNH compliance standards for the USNH System Access Policy
In using this, you are requesting a temporary exception for meeting the minimum UNH compliance standard; you are not requesting an exception to the USNH policy.
If you are unable to meet any of the minimum UNH standards for compliance with the USNH System Access Policy, please use the request form below to briefly document your situation, what you propose to do to meet the minimum standard and when you expect you will meet the standard. Please contact us at https://itsupport.unh.edu/itsec/ to make arrangements for a secure submission of your form. Since the form will potentially contain sensitive information, we ask that you not e-mail the form unless it is encrypted.
Request for Temporary Exception to Minimum Compliance Standard (PDF)
Request for Temporary Exception to Minimum Compliance Standard (DOC)
USNH Data Classification Policy
The purpose of the Data Classification Model is to define data categories, provide examples of each category, and provide a model that can be used by USNH institutions for classifying and protecting information. As such, this model is a foundation for policies pertaining to the protection of information and is found in the USNH OLPM, Section 6, USNH Data Classification Policy.
UNH Policy on Changing and Terminating Accounts
Permissions to access university information technology resources will be changed promptly and appropriately when the legitimate and approved business need changes, and accounts will be disabled or terminated immediately when they are no longer needed for legitimate and approved business needs. The complete policy may be read at: UNH OLPM, Section 4.6, Changing And Terminating Accounts .
The “change form” referenced in section 4.6.2 of this policy is found at the UNH IT Accounts Management System page. Login and follow the directions provided to 'Add', 'Edit' or 'Remove' accounts.
University Identifier Policy
The policy provides for minimizing the use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) as the primary means of identification at UNH, by limiting access to and visibility of the SSN when the use of SSNs is necessary. It further provides guidance for handling the non-SSN university identifier and establishing protection requirements for other legally protected personally identifiable information (PII). The complete policy is found at: UNH OLPM, Section 4.5, University Identifier Policy
UNH HEOA Compliance Document
The University of New Hampshire takes copyright violations very seriously and has developed policies to combat the illegal use of copyrighted materials. The Compliance Document defines the basic requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in regard to copyright violations and the detail UNH plan can be requested from the UNH VPSA or IT Security.
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