Acceptable Use Policy – Introduction

Use of University Support Services

Valparaiso University provides telephones, electronic mail service, ..., computers, printers, ..., and clerical assistance to members of the faculty, staff and administration to support the work of teaching, conducting research, completing University-related tasks, and administering the affairs of the University. These services are not to be used by individuals for personal, non-emergency reasons or to conduct private business activities...

Valparaiso University Hourly Staff Handbook, Para. 2.28;
Valparaiso University Salaried Staff Handbook;
Valparaiso University Faculty Handbook

Rationale:

Valparaiso University benefits from a number of contracts and license agreements having special price advantages predicated on educational use of the covered items. If the University were to make its computing and networking resources available to nonaffilated people, or for use unrelated to University business, that would violate these contracts and license agreements and put the University at ethical bankruptcy and financial risk.

Who can use VU Resources:

Requirements for Use of Resources: