IT Policies

University-wide IT policies are included here, as well as University policies that include the use of information technology, and IT policies for students and Harvard staff. However, this is not a comprehensive list of all Harvard policies that may involve information technology. Contact your School's IT department for School-specific policies, or the Office of the Provost for a more complete list of University-wide policies. Harvard Human Resources also provides a selection of University policies on Harvie.

IT Policies for All of Harvard

Policy on Access to Electronic Information

(April 18, 2014)

Interim Protocols on Electronic Communications

(August 22, 2013)

Harvard University Information Security Policy

(2013 - Office of the University Chief Information Security Officer)

Harvard's Copyright Policy (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

(2013 - Office of the University Chief Information Security Officer)

IT Related Policies and Guidelines

Research Policies

(2013 - Office of the Vice Provost for Research)

Financial Policies

(2013 - Harvard Financial Administration)

Open Access Policies

(2010 - Office for Scholarly Communication)

Managing University Records

(2013 - Harvard University Library)

Policy for Tablet Device Funding and Connectivity

(FAS and Central Administration) 

International Travel Advisory for Portable Computing Devices

This advisory is intended to assist members of the Harvard community who are going to be traveling with portable computing devices.

FAS Faculty IT Policy

Responsibility of Instructors

(FAS Information for Faculty)

Student Policies

College Students

(2013-2014 - Harvard College Handbook for Students)

GSAS Students

(2012-2013 - GSAS Handbook)

Additional Student Policies

(2013 - Harvard University Information Technology)

Staff Policies

Harvard Staff

(2013 - Harvard Staff Personnel Manual)