Computer Policies

This is content from the Catalog 2019–2020 back issue. Please visit the current catalog for current information.

The University of Hawaiʻi Information Technology Services (ITS) maintains UH System policies and practices pertaining to computing resources. These policies are available online and include policies on responsible use of computers, information security, copyright, and guidelines for network etiquette. The ITS website also contains computer-related information and resources for students, faculty and staff, including personal tools (UH email accounts, antivirus, spam), support services (help desk, software, hardware, accessibility, web publishing), and teaching and learning with technology (e.g., Laulima, mailing lists).

Students are expected to adhere to the University of Hawaiʻi Use and Management of Information Technology Resources Policy (Executive Policy E2.210). In support of its mission of teaching, research, and public service, and within its institutional priorities and financial capabilities, the University of Hawaiʻi provides access to computing, network and information systems and services for the students, faculty, and staff who form the basis of the UH community. Collectively, these computing, network and information systems and services comprise the institution’s information technology infrastructure. The University strives to create an intellectual environment in which its community can effectively access and create information and collaborate with colleagues both within the UH system and at other institutions. As it does so, the University is committed to maintaining an information environment that is free of harassment and is accessible to all members of its community. Such an environment can exist only when the users and managers of the information technologies behave responsibly and respectfully.

The policy describes principles of using computers responsibly, which includes observing all laws relating to copyright, trademark, export and intellectual property rights. It also includes sections on the privacy of student information, confidentiality and security of electronic information, ownership and disclosure of information, and a statement on the University’s commitment to access. This policy applies to all computing, information, and network resources administered by the University of Hawaiʻi Information Technology Services.