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Policies from both the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) guide the use of IT resources at UNH.   Please 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 UNH ISS.

UNH OLPM: Policy on Operation and Maintenance of Property
The University of New Hampshire On-Line Policy Manual contains policies that are specific to the University of New Hampshire with regard to the requirements set forth in the USNH OLPM.  UNH IT service providers and consumers should familiarize themselves with the information provided in each policy. 
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 access 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
UNH Privacy Policy
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. UNH IT service providers and consumers should familiarize themselves with the information provided in the UNH OLPM, Section F, Subsection 4. Privacy and Security of Technological Resources.
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
USNH OLPM: Policy on Operation and Maintenance of Property
The University System of New Hampshire On-Line Policy Manual  provides guidance, definitions and requirements in regard to the use of technological resources and information technology policy for all USNH institutions, including the University of New Hampshire. The USNH OLPM defines specific policy components, and requires that each USNH institution further clarify those components by developing local campus policies.  UNH IT service providers and consumers should familiarize themselves with the information provided in the USNH OLPM, Section F, Subsections 4. Policy on Use of Technological Resources, and 5. Information Technology Security Policy
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.  UNH IT service providers and 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 to University personnel and can be requested from UNH ISS by email or webform.

Request for an Exception to minimum UNH compliance standards for the USNH System Access Policy

Please note that by using this form, 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 ISS at 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. The 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.
USNH Privacy Policy
The Privacy Policy describes how personnally identifiable information (PII) collected or submitted to university websites is used and protected.  The policy is linked on the UNH homepage and every website that requests PII: USNH OLPM, Privacy Policy
UNH HEOA Compliance Document
The University of New Hampshire takes copyright violations very seriously and has developed the UNH P_2_P Plan 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.

UNH IT Policy on Protecting University Information During IT Equipment Transfer and Disposal: Requirements for IT equipment resale, transfer or disposal.

UNH Security Camera System Standard 

This document defines the standards and procedure for request, approval and installation of video cameras installed for safety and law enforcement purpose.  The standard applies to all UNH departments and organizations and can be found at along with additional documentation.  To get access to the security camera share, or obrtain a copy of the standard, use the ISS webform at

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