Computing Services / Policies and Guidelines

All faculty, students, and staff at the University belong to a community of scholars in which freedom of expression and open access to information are guiding principles. The University also strives to foster an environment that values diversity and one in which all members feel secure to pursue their learning, teaching, and research.

Computing Services Policies and Guidelines

Computers and networks are shared information resources of the University. It is up to each individual to learn about these resources and use them appropriately. The University’s Proper Use of Information Resources, Information Technology and Networks and Guidelines for Implementing the Proper Use Policy of the University of Michigan: Responsible Use of Technology Resources describe the responsible, ethical, and legal use of computing resources for the protection of all users. Members of the computing community are encouraged to read these documents, ask questions, and help maintain an open community of responsible users.

Members of the computing community are expected to follow certain standards of behavior. Users of the University’s technology services accept the following specific responsibilities:

  • To respect the privacy of others.
  • To respect the rights of others.
  • To respect the legal protection provided by copyright and licensing of data and programs.
  • To respect the intended usage of resources.
  • To respect the intended usage of systems for electronic exchange, e.g., email, internet.
  • To respect the integrity of the system or network.
  • To respect the financial structure of a computing or networking system.
  • To adhere to all general University Policies and Procedures.

Questions about proper use and reports of possible violations should be directed to the ITD User Advocate at itd.user.advocate@umich.edu