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IT Policies

The policies described here are designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, reduce institutional risks, promote operational efficiencies, and enhance the technological experience of university constituents. Topics covered include acceptable use of university technology, requesting and use of IT resources for academic and event support, data and system security, and departmental operations.

These policies are subject to review and change annually or sooner if needed. Any inquiries about these policies, or requests for changes or additions, should be directed to the IT department by sending an email to that includes the policy name and details of your inquiry.

IT Policies

Policy Name



IT Employee Equipment Policy

Policies and procedures regarding IT equipment provided to employees.

Acceptable Use Policy

Responsible and acceptable use of computer, network, and telephony technologies at Olivet.

Emergency Policy

Policies and procedures regarding routine and emergency support.

Environmental Handling Policy

Policy for a systematic approach to disposing of electronic equipment and components.


Backup Policy

Policy for the backup of computer systems managed by the IT department.

Data Security Policy

Framework for university data security.

Data Governance and Systems of Record

Policies and information regarding data transmission and review guidelines

System Maintenance Policy


Telecom Policy


Information Security Policy

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), PCI, and Information Security

Technology Procurement Policy