The University of Chicago IT Policies

Acceptable Use Policy
Describes the policy governing the use of information technology at the University.

File Sharing Policy
Describes the file sharing policy for sharing copyrighted materials on the University network.

New Information Technologies and Intellectual Property at the University
Describes the basic principles surrounding new information technologies and intellectual property at the University.

Use of External Service Providers
Describes the policy for using third-party technology providers for data storage and transmission.

Policy for the Digital Use of the Social Security Number
Describes usage and remediation guidelines for the use of Social Security Numbers (SSN) in digital form.

Policy for Use of the ChicagoID
Describes usage guidelines for the ChicagoID.

Data Classification Guideline
Describes the classification of confidential information and assigns corresponding roles and responsibilities.

Policy for Authenticating University of Chicago Users
Describes the requirements for authenticating University of Chicago users.

Policy On Computer Account and Email Requirements for University Employees
Describes the policy for employee access to online University administrative systems.

Baseline Protection of End-User Devices
Describes specific steps for securing computers and other electronic devices from misuse or theft.

Placement of Computing Devices in Network Security Zones
Describes the criteria used to determine how devices are placed into network security zones.

Digital Accessibility Policy
Describes improvements to the user experience for those with disabilities and clarifies the goals for site owners who have already taken steps to make their content and websites accessible.

Use of Non Domain Names
Describes the circumstances under which any domain name other than can be used on the University network.

Redirection of University Domain Names to External Networks
Describes the approval process for pointing a domain name to an external network.

Web Properties Management Policy
Describes good web property management practices and addresses the risks associated with the management of web properties, including security, accessibility, naming requirements, and registration.

Sanitization of Digital Storage Media
Describes the mandatory processes for sanitizing various storage devices.

Policy on Port Monitoring
Describes the request methods and limitations on port monitoring.

GuestNet Administration Policy
Describes how faculty and full-time staff can create accounts for their campus guests and visitors to use the wireless network for their web, email, and communications needs.

Requirements for Managed (Hardware) Firewalls
Describes rules for installing firewalls and devices that provide network address translation installed on the University’s network.

Research Data Center Policy
Describes the management of research data center resources to ensure optimal and equitable allocation of resources and hardware update requirements to increase power usage efficiency.

Research Data Protection Policy
Describes roles and responsibilities to promote good research practices and mitigate the risks associated with improper treatment of research data.