Information Technology Policies and Guidelines

Hobart and William Smith Colleges makes its technology and electronic resources available to best support the needs of the community. This requires that we develop and implement policies that protect the Colleges’ electronic resources from abuse or illegal activity. This site provides a compilation of policies currently in place. Please direct any questions about these policies to the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Access and Use

Responsible and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Policy (PDF version)

Responsible and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Frequently Asked Questions

Campus Network Policy (PDF version)

Electronic Mail Policy (PDF version)

Classroom and Event Support

Classroom and Event Support Service Level Agreement


Equipment Loan

Equipment Loan Agreement (PDF)

Faculty and Staff Office Computers

Office Computer Specifications

Software on Office and Lab Computers

Student Computer Recommendations

Guidelines for Bringing a Computer to Campus

Learning Management System

HWS Canvas System: Course Site Procedures and Policy (PDF)


Password Policy (PDF version)


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