Excessive Use of Information Technology Resources
University Information Policy Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
This policy applies to all users of Indiana University information technology resources regardless of affiliation, and irrespective of whether those resources are accessed from on-campus or off-campus locations.
Excessive use of university information technology resources, especially when it impedes the mission-related activities of other users, or adversely affects system availability or performance, must cease or be reduced to an appropriate level. The Office of the Vice President for Information Technology will work with users and relevant administrators to identify, assess, and address issues of excessive use of resources, and to allocate information technology resources. The process will work in such a way that prioritizes uses that directly serve the university mission, avoids or eliminates service degradation, and enables the most effective overall use of university information technology resources.
Excessive use of information technology resources by a particular user, or for a particular activity, reduces the amount of resource available to satisfy the needs of other users. Excessive use may degrade or jeopardize system functionality, and can result in significant costs to the university. It is important to allocate information technology resources in such a way that prioritizes uses that directly serve the university mission, avoids or eliminates service degradation, and enables the most effective overall use of university information technology resources.
Indiana University will handle reports of misuse and abuse of information and information technology resources in accordance with existing policies and procedures issued by appropriate authorities. Depending on the individual and circumstances involved this could include the offices of Human Resources, Vice Provost or Vice Chancellor of Faculties (or campus equivalent), Dean of Students (or campus equivalent), Office of the General Counsel, and/or appropriate law enforcement agencies. See policy IT-02, Misuse and Abuse of Information Technology Resources for more detail.
Failure to comply with Indiana University information technology policies may result in sanctions relating to the individual's use of information technology resources (such as suspension or termination of access, or removal of online material); the individual's employment (up to and including immediate termination of employment in accordance with applicable university policy); the individual's studies within the university (such as student discipline in accordance with applicable university policy); civil or criminal liability; or any combination of these.