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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Guidelines


Lycoming College understands the benefits for Faculty and Staff to use personal devices for work related tasks. Information Technology Services is committed to providing the best user experience to all members of the campus community while maintaining a secure environment. The use of BYOD when accessing, creating, and managing Lycoming College data can present issues. The main area of concern is Information Security. Lycoming College must ensure the institution remains in control of data for which it is responsible regardless of the device used to process it.

Applies To

This policy applies to all member of the Lycoming College community, which includes, but is not limited to, full and part-time employees, temporary employees, students, visitors, volunteers, third parties, contractors, and consultants (collectively known as “Users”) who have access to, support, administer, manage, or maintain Lycoming College information technology assets.

User Responsibility

All relevant College policies still apply to Faculty and Staff using BYOD. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the following relevant policies and best practices.

Access to college owned data from personally owned devices is permissible from on and off campus when it is required to perform job responsibilities. However, for the security of College owned data, the following are not permitted:

  • Storing a local copy of College owned data to personal devices
  • Accessing College owned data for reasons other than job responsibilities
  • Distributing College owned data to non-authorized persons

Faculty or Staff who take advantage of BYOD must take responsibility for their own device and its use, which includes:

  • Familiarize themselves with their device and its security features so they can ensure the safety of College owned information.
  • Make use of relevant security features
  • Maintain the integrity of the device concerning Operating System patching and Virus/Malware Definition updates.
  • Maintain a support agreement for hardware and software related issues (ITS does not provide support for personal technology devices)
  • Monitor the download and installation of malicious software

The College reserves the right to prevent access of a particular device to the campus network or system if the device poses a threat to the integrity of our information technology assets. The College also reserves the right to retrieve and remove College owned data from unapproved devices.