Athletic Department technology is intended for instructional use and university-related business. It is not intended for commercial, profitable, religious, or political use. Athletic Department technology is available for incidental personal use under the university’s “de Minimis Usage” policy so long as it does not interfere with student work, cause disruptions to the university environment, result in additional costs, interfere with work-related apps, or violate university and Athletic Department policies or applicable laws.
All Athletic Department technology is subject to the following university IT policies:
Athletic Department technology is also subject to the Athletic Department policy below. It is the responsibility of each user to review the university and Athletic Department policies. Violation of these policies will result in the temporary or permanent termination of technology privileges in addition to any applicable disciplinary action or financial obligation.
Athletic Department IT Policies for Student-Athlete iPads
All student-athletes using Athletic Department technology must comply with the following policies:
- Student-athletes are responsible for taking reasonable precautions to protect Athletic Department technology against damage and/or theft.
- A student-athlete may be responsible for any and all damage to and/or theft of an assigned iPad up to and including replacement cost.
- A student-athlete will not “jailbreak” or otherwise tamper with an assigned iPad. Any student-athlete who tampers with an assigned iPad may be responsible for any and all repair or replacement costs.
- A student-athlete must report a damaged/stolen/lost iPad to the coach or director of operations as soon as possible so the device can be serviced as needed.
- A student-athlete must show evidence of filing a police report for a stolen iPad if the student-athlete is to be considered for a replacement device.
- Violation of any of the above items may result in a hold being placed on the student-athlete’s account or result in forfeiture of use of the iPad for a period of time up to the remainder of the student-athlete’s period of NCAA eligibility.
- All iPads owned by the Athletic Department will have appropriate levels of security placed on the device (e.g., passwords, encryption, updates, etc). Circumventing or disabling security put in place by the Athletic Department (e.g., MDMs) is strictly prohibited.
- The Athletic Department reserves the right to block games, “apps,” and other services if they are deemed inappropriate, harmful, or non-essential for the student-athlete’s academic or athletic work.
- The Athletic Department will push necessary Operating System and application updates/patches. It is the student-athlete’s responsibility to run these updates when required.
- The Athletic Department will place password and/or pin requirements when required for security reasons.
- Student-athletes are responsible for safeguarding Athletic Department data stored on the iPad. This includes:
- Using secure passwords/pin numbers when required.
- Immediately reporting damaged/lost/stolen iPads.
- Never sharing your assigned iPad with individuals outside the Athletic Department.
- Never copying or in any way providing access to Athletic Department data on your assigned iPad with individuals outside the Athletic Department.
- Personal usage of the iPad is allowed under the university’s “De Minimis Usage” policy, however, student-athletes must use their personal Apple ID if they use the Apple iTunes and app stores. Note that this requires the use of a personal credit card. Personal purchases may never be placed on a university-owned account.
- iPad Apps and other services needed for academic and/or athletic purposes may be purchased and installed through Technical Services with appropriate approval through the student-athlete’s coaches or athletic staff.
- Downloading music, games, apps, movies, TV shows or other services not supported by the Athletic Department is discouraged and at your own risk.
- When necessary, the Athletic Department reserves the right to wipe the iPad and will not be responsible for any personal music, games, apps, movies, TV shows, data or other services belonging to the student-athlete.
- As defined in the university IT policies, student-athletes will not create, access, download, store, or print content that:
- Depicts profanity, obscenity, the use of weapons, or violence.
- Promotes use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or other illegal or harmful products.
- Contains sexually suggestive messages or is sexually explicit or obscene.
- Depicts gang affiliation.
- Contains language or symbols that demean an identifiable person or group or otherwise infringe on the rights of others.
- Causes or is likely to cause a disruption to university activities or the orderly operation of the institution.
- Contains rude, disrespectful, or discourteous expressions inconsistent with civil discourse or behavior.
- Constitutes bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, or intimidation.
- Is contrary to NCAA rules (e.g., sports wagering).
- Reasonable exceptions to the above may be made for students conducting educational research under the direction of a qualified instructor. Specific permission must be granted regarding the nature of the research to be conducted and the type of files related to that research that might be accessed/created.
- Any iPad assigned to you is the property of the Athletic Department.
- Student-athletes may have the opportunity to retain the iPad for their personal use upon completion of eligibility so long as the student-athlete remains in good standing with the Athletic Department.
- Student-athletes who are medical non-counters may have the opportunity to retain the iPad for their personal use as long as the student-athlete remains in good standing with the Athletic Department.
- If a student-athlete quits or is dismissed from the team, the iPad must be immediately returned to the Athletic Department.