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Information Access Control Policy


To ensure the security and integrity of university data and information assets as well as safeguard the information of its constituents. All Kansas University technology resources will adhere to a uniform access control standard and framework.

Applies to: 

University employees (faculty, staff, and student employees), students, and other covered individuals (e.g., affiliates, vendors, independent contractors, etc.) in their access to University resources and software applications during the course of conducting University business (administrative, financial, teaching, research, or service).

Policy Statement: 

All devices and software applications that are connecting to the University network shall provide user authentication and access control via the approved Kansas University Access Control Procedures only. Validation of identity management protocols resides with the KU Information Technology Security Office.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Exceptions to this Policy and associated Procedures shall only be allowed if previously approved by the KU Information Technology Security Office and this approval is documented and verified by the Chief Information Officer.


Faculty, staff, and student employees who violate this University policy may be subject to disciplinary action for misconduct and/or performance based on the administrative process appropriate to their employment.

Students who violate this University policy may be subject to proceedings for non-academic misconduct based on their student status.

Faculty, staff, student employees, and students may also be subject to the discontinuance of specified information technology services based on the policy violation.


Office of the Chief Information Officer
1001 Sunnyside Avenue 
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Approved on: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Effective on: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
access control, user authentication
Change History: 

01/26/2022: Updated contact section.

Information Access & Technology Categories: 
Information Access
Privacy & Security

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