Policies and Standards
Our policies and standards help educate the community about best practices in IT, promote university-wide operational efficiencies, reduce institutional risks and help ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
For additional policies that apply across all of Ohio State, visit University Policies.
Application Use Statement
This statement outlines how use of Ohio State information systems, equipment, networks, etc. constitute consent to abide by all applicable university policies.
Cloud Computing Guidelines
The Cloud Computing Guidelines provide guidance to members of the Ohio State community who wish to use applications and services available on the web, including social networking applications, file storage and content hosting.
Digital Accessibility Policy
This policy establishes minimum standards for the accessibility of digital information and digital services, as well as the reporting requirements necessary to ensure compliance with the university’s obligations under applicable state and federal accessibility regulations.
European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement
This statement explains how Ohio State complies with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what rights EU or EEA residents have to information collected by Ohio State.
Information Security Incident Response Management Policy
This policy provides guidance on the applicable reporting, investigation and notification requirements in the event of a security incident.
Information Technology (IT) Security Policy
Ohio State's Information Technology Security Policy provides guidance for establishing IT security requirements for all information assets and systems under the university’s defined control and for the people who access these systems.
Institutional Data Policy (IDP)
Ohio State's Institutional Data Policy was created to help protect the university’s institutional data while preserving the open, information-sharing mission of its academic culture.
Responsible Use of University Computing and Network Resources Policy
This policy provides guidance for establishing responsibilities and limitations associated with the use of university computing resources.
The Security Framework is a series of information security and risk management documents to assist organizations in understanding and implementing strategies to manage information risk.
SMS Texting Information
This information outlines the terms and conditions that apply to the university's use of SMS texting for various Ohio State programs and initiatives.
University Cookie Statement
The University Cookie Statement outlines the types of cookies the university uses and how the data is used to enhance a visitor's web experience.
Web Privacy Statement
Ohio State's Web Privacy Statement outlines what user information Ohio State collects, how that data is used and when it is shared with others.