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ITS Policies and Guidelines

The ITS Department of Augustana College wishes to provide a high-quality computing environment for the Augustana community. For this to take place, certain ethical standards need to be observed by all members of the Augustana community. The guidelines listed below apply to all network users.


Augustana College students, faculty and staff will not use the college computing facilities for:

  • any activity which is illegal under Federal or State law
  • sending harassing email
  • using the college property for commercial purposes
  • any activity that violates the integrity of or interferes with the normal operation of the college computing system
  • unauthorized use of another person's user identification and password
  • unauthorized transfer of a file or files
  • unauthorized entry into a file to use, read or change its contents
  • monitoring or viewing network traffic

If it seems your network device is draining the network resources, an ITS employee will contact you regarding this problem. Our complete policy is available below.

ITS reserves the right to disable and remove any software or hardware that has a negative impact on the Augustana network or other services.

Data Classification:

Highly sensitive data are of personal nature that permit the identity of an individual be directly established regardless of whether the individual is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, visitor to the U.S., an employee, a student, or a contractor to the College.  Sensitive data are also of personal nature permitting the identity of an individual be indirectly inferred, especially when pieces of information are applied in combination to formulate a sure target.

Exposure of both highly sensitive and sensitive data could lead to identity theft, disclosure of personal health and financial information causing substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to an individual.  Data are obligated by laws or contract to be protected obviously by nature of confidentiality, if released, would violate applicable law and present legal liability to the College.

Augustana College recognizes the importance of protecting information of all our constituents in compliance with legal requirements, such as Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Augustana College is committed to safeguarding information responsibly in our gathering, storing and processing of data.  Below is a table that contains some common data being gathered, stored and processed throughout the many offices and departments on campus.  The list is not all-inclusive in consideration of the ever-growing availability of new data gathered in compliance to applicable laws or for collegiate reporting purposes. Data Classification Policy Document

For Students

Revised 8/1/19