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Responsible Use Policies

Contact it-policy@virginia.edu for clarification or to report violations, unless otherwise indicated.

Policy or Topic Description Contact or Additional Information
Responsible Computing Handbooks Use of UVa IT resources is governed not only by the University's own Standards of Conduct, Honor System, and Human Resources policies, but by local, state, and federal laws relating to copyrights, security, and other statutes regarding electronic media. Separate handbooks for students and faculty/staff explain these user responsibilities.  
Ethics in Computer Usage Explains rules for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of the computing environment while using resources appropriately.  
Mass Emailings Explains rules and guidelines for sending mass emailings to University audiences. University policy IRM-006.
  • University vice presidents (violations, permissions)
  • Procedure (information)
Obscene Material Defines the University's legal interpretation of obscene materials.  
Sexually Explicit Material Defines state ban (and exemptions) on employee access to sexually explicit material via state equipment.  
State Use of Internet and Electronic Communication Systems Policy Commonwealth of Virginia's responsible use policy for state employees.  
Shared Computing Resources Explains rules for using shared computing resources such as public labs.
  • ITS staff in "public" computing labs (violations)
Telecommuting Promotes telecommuting as a means of achieving administrative efficiencies, reducing traffic congestion and transportation costs, improving productivity and job performance, supporting business continuity plans, and sustaining the hiring and retention of a highly qualified workforce by enhancing work/life balance without diminishing employee performance or service delivery.
Website Advertising The University's Web pages must not be used for commercial purposes. University policy IRM-001.
Wireless Frequencies Use Explains policy on wireless bandwidth usage for the 2.4 and 5.1 GHz radio frequencies.