Original Issuance Date: July 1, 2015
Last Revision Date:

1. Purpose 

The purpose of this practice directive is to reference the Board of Regents policy on the use of information technology resources.

2. Background

On June 6, 1997, the Board of Regents adopted Regent Policy Document 25-3, Policy on Use of University Information Technology Resources (RPD 25-3) on the use of information technology resources for students, faculty, and staff for use in fulfilling the university’s missions, and for appropriate university-related activities.

3. Definitions 

Please see SYS 1225, General Terms and Definitions, for a list of general terms and definitions.

4. Practice Directive

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents to afford broad access to information technology resources for appropriate university-related activities. Information technology resources include computers, software, email accounts, internet access, and similar computing tools.  The Board’s policy on the use of university technology is contained in RPD 25-3.

5. Related Documents 

SYS 1290, Code of Ethics
Wis. Admin. Code Chapter UWS 18, Conduct on University Lands
Wis. Admin. Code Chapter UWS 21, Use of University Facilities
Wis. Stat. § 943.70, Computer crimes
Wis. Stat. Chapter 11, Campaign Financing

6. History