University Policies

University numbered policies are statements of management philosophy and direction, established to provide direction and assistance to the university community in the conduct of university affairs. Policies are listed by policy number on the university policy page. (www.policies.vt.edu). Standards, like other university procedures, are statements that prescribe specific actions to be taken to conform to established policies, allowing for the orderly implementation of those policies. Standards require compliance. Guidelines are recommendations important to carrying out policies and standards as well as other activities. Guidelines are advisory rather than mandatory.

University numbered policies in the topical area of information technology are listed in the 7000-series. (http://www.policies.vt.edu/index.php#it). These policies are further classified by the subjects in the list below, along with related policies and standards.

POLICIES AND STANDARDS BY SUBJECT

ACCEPTABLE USE
University numbered policies

Commonwealth of Virginia policies

Standards

SECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION
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Standards

IDENTITY MANAGEMENT
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Standards

Guidelines

DATA ADMINISTRATION AND TRANSPARENCY
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Standards

INFRASTRUCTURE, ARCHITECTURE, AND ONGOING OPERATIONS
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Standards

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, ACQUISITION, AND DEPLOYMENT
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Standards

ACCESSIBILITY
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Standards

VIRGINIA TECH CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY

The Virginia Tech Certification Authority (VTCA) provides a digital certificate service to the campus community. Digital certificates are electronic identity credentials that use encryption to support secure access to a large number of web services and applications. The governing documents for the VTCA are below. Also, see www.pki.vt.edu.

FEDERATED IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

Virginia Tech participates in federated identity management, allowing services provided by other institutions to authenticate and authorize Virginia Tech individuals securely and with appropriate protection of confidentiality.