Denison University provides access to a broad range of computing and network services to members of the University community so that they may make productive and innovative use of information technologies. These network services are intended for University-related purposes, including direct and indirect support of the University’s instructional, research and service missions.
The Denison University Archives collects materials in accordance with the Archives Collection Policy. Records include paper documents, photographs, audiotapes, films, videotapes, scrapbooks, and objects that provide information about the differing aspects of Denison University campus life.
Denison University is committed to making all aspects of the institution—inside the classroom and out—a community characterized by honesty, integrity, and responsibility. That commitment was reaffirmed when Denison students developed and proposed the Code of Academic Integrity, which the faculty adopted unanimously in 2008.
The purpose of this policy is to prohibit conflicts of interest in situations involving student financial aid and to establish standards of conduct for employees with responsibility for student financial aid.
Denison University is dedicated to student learning and to the development of ethically responsible persons who contribute to the development of strong communities, including on our own campus. Inherent in this is the requirement that community members act not merely in response to their individual inclination, but also in accordance with shared values and principles.
Denison University encourages all members of the Denison Community to abide by the provisions of copyright law. Denison's Acceptable Use Policy forbids all users of Denison's computing resources from committing “violations of copyright/civil law, including the unauthorized reproduction and use of copyrighted images and text” as well as forbidding “software theft or piracy, data theft, or any other action which violates the intellectual property rights of others”.
We believe providing accurate information, maintaining a supportive community, and enforcing policies and laws to be the most effective method of addressing alcohol and drug abuse. Denison is committed to the health and safety of all students and employees, and to an environment which promotes the academic mission of the University. The federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that Denison University distribute this Alcohol and Drug policy information to all students, staff, and faculty on an annual basis.
Denison University shall be responsive to all legal requests for electronically stored information (ESI) from any recognized legal authority. The University maintains numerous logs, records, backups and other forms of data that may be requested in a litigation process. The University will not voluntarily provide any such information; data will only be released under the terms of a court ordered disclosure, subpoena or other appropriate request.
Denison University operates in accordance with many federal computing laws. This policy page outlines some of the most important ones.
The library accepts unrestricted donations of library materials for review. Items are accepted with the understanding that they will be handled in the best interest of the institution. Once given to the library, donations cannot be returned to the donor. Potential donors should provide in advance a list of materials being offered so that their value to the collection may be reviewed.
The goal of an idling policy at Denison University is to eliminate all unnecessary idling time by vehicles on campus to minimize harmful emissions. Implementing an idling reduction policy on campus is in line with Denison’s goal of reducing green house gas emissions.
To provide a plan to inform Denison University students who reside in on-campus housing, the College policy governing required notifications within twenty-four (24) hours after the time a student is deemed to be missing. This plan is to comply with the August 14, 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, Section 485 (j) by the U.S. Department of Education.
Denison University accepts credit cards as payment for a variety of goods and services. By accepting credit cards, Denison assumes significant risks with respect to protecting cardholder data. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has developed a set of financial and information technology standards, called Payment Card Information Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), to protect credit cardholders' data.
Information Technology Services provides guidelines and restricts the use of P2P applications and protocols, such as BitTorrent, etc. Denison has implemented technical controls which allow us to prioritize traffic based on type so that we never examine the content of the traffic, thereby ensuring individual privacy. However, all community members must respect all applicable copyright laws.
Through our Campus Compact, members of the Denison University community promise to respect one another and our environment. The University protects the rights of all students to live and study in an environment free from sexual coercion and violence.
Denison University is committed to the use and purchase of environmentally and socially responsible materials and products. People authorized to make purchases on behalf of the college are expected to support our commitment to environmental responsibility through the guidelines and procedures contained in this Sustainable Purchasing Policy.
Denison is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. To that end, Denison operates an extensive campus recycling program to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and to utilize resources in a more responsible manner. We recognize, however, that recycling is only one part of the issue. To move toward a more sustainable campus, Denison also must strive to reduce its consumption and waste in all aspects of campus operations.
Denison University provides online resources to students, faculty and staff for many purposes ranging from education and research to communications and entertainment. The costs associated with operating a large volume network are part of the general operating expenses. By using online resources wisely and respectfully, we can contain costs and provide more secure services for the Denison community.
Third-party product certification labels to look for when making purchases of environmentally responsible products and materials.
Title IX is a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program. Sexual misconduct is prohibited under this law. The responsibilities in this policy are legal requirements for the College under the Title IX legislation of 1972 which requires among other things that Colleges and universities investigate and act on knowledge of sexual assault—including educating and training campus personnel about their respective roles and responsibilities for reporting incidents.
This letter addresses the responsibilities that educational institutions have to respond to sexual harassment and sexual violence cases. Below is the direct link to the “Dear Colleague” letter pdf document for reference: