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May I use IU computing resources for political campaigns?

Note: The information in this document comes from the policy on Appropriate Use of Indiana University Information Technology Resources (IT-01).

You may use your IU UITS computer accounts only for purposes related to the university's mission of research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. In nearly all cases, political campaigns not related to the university fall outside the university's mission.

If you wish to arrange to use IU computing resources for political purposes, contact the University Information Policy Office (UIPO) via email at uipo@iu.edu. However, you may find it easier and less expensive to host your campaign web site on an account from a commercial Internet service provider (ISP).

Note: Official IU Bloomington and IUPUI student organizations may use their organizational accounts to post campaign-related materials. See About computing accounts for IUB and IUPUI student organizations.

Instructors and departments are allowed to post campaign-related information on IU computing resources in the course of their educational activities. For example, political science instructors may install links to Republican and Democratic presidential candidates' campaign home pages from a class home page. This is clearly an appropriate use of IU computing resources for instruction, according to the policy on Appropriate Use of IT Resources:

Use of Indiana University information technology resources is restricted to purposes related to the university's mission of research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. Eligible individuals are provided access in order to support their studies, instruction, duties as employees, official business with the university, and other university-sanctioned activities.

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Last modified on 2014-12-08.

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