Lasell Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems

Lasell College and Lasell Village (Lasell) maintains information technology and services which are essential to the mission of these organizations. All employees (including student employees), students and residents of Lasell College and Lasell Village, guests and affiliates of Lasell (Lasell Community) are obliged to use the information technology appropriately and lawfully and maintain the college's values of integrity, honesty, and ethical decision making.  Upon acceptance of your account information and agreement to follow these procedures, you will be granted access to Lasell's information technology.

Some departments on campus may have additional policies and procedures that apply to the use of information technology within those departments. In addition to this Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems document, the use of these information technologies is governed by the Student and Employee Handbooks, Written Information Security Plan, Record Retention and Disposition Policy, and all other college policies and procedures.

These procedures apply to all users of information technology resources owned or managed by Lasell College and/or Lasell Village. Individuals covered by the document include (but are not limited to) Lasell full-time and adjunct faculty, staff, students, Lasell Village residents, guests or agents of the administration, external individuals and organizations accessing network services via Lasell College's information technology facilities.

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems

Standard 1: Network and Lasell Owned Computer Usage Standard

Standard 2: Electronic Communication and Social Network Usage

Standard 3: Responsible Copyright Standard

Standard 4: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Standard – Employees and Affiliates Only

Lasell recognizes that employees and affiliates may connect to the Lasell network through personal computers and digital devices. This standard defines the responsibilities of the employee and affiliates well as Lasell's rights when Lasell information technology resources and data are accessed from devices and computers not owned by Lasell.

The Lasell Community and affiliates must satisfy the requirements outlined below:

  • Employees or affiliates who connect personal devices to the Lasell Exchange email system are required to agree to Lasell's password requirements for these devices.
  • Lasell data classified as PI should never be accessed from a non-Lasell owned device or computer except through a remote desktop connection.
  • Lasell data classified as PI should never be printed or faxed from a non-Lasell owned printer or fax machine.
  • A remote desktop connection may not be used on any computer or device unless approved through Lasell's Change Management system.
  • If a personal device or computer which has access to Lasell's information technology has been lost or stolen, the employee or affiliate must immediately notify the Technology Help Desk.
  • When an employee or affiliate separates from Lasell, they must wipe (by reinstalling the OS) all devices (such as iPads, smartphones, etc.) that have connected to Lasell's information systems. Contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance.
  • It is forbidden to connect a device to the Lasell network which has been modified in any way that voids the warranty.

Standard 5: Monitoring of Information Technology

Standard 6: Indemnification and Compliance