Information Technology Policies

All users of Penn State New Kensington computing facilities are required to abide by the following Information Technology policies:

University Information Technology Policies

AD95 - Information Assurance and IT Security
AD96 - Acceptable Use of University Information Resources

Computer Lab Rules

  • Use of any Penn State New Kensington computer requires a user ID and password.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the Computer Center, computer classrooms, or computer laboratories. Please leave open drink containers outside. Violations may result in disciplinary action.
  • No pornography, profanity, or obscenity is permitted on any campus computer. Violations will result in disciplinary action.
  • You MUST present a current Penn State ID card or current drivers license to obtain your access account information. No exceptions
  • You MUST present a current Penn State ID card to have any of your passwords reset (if you have forgotten your password). No exceptions.
  • You may not install, delete, or alter any software on any of the campus computers. Violations may result in disciplinary action.
  • Weekend computer lab access requires a valid Penn State ID. A driver's license will not be accepted.

Printing Rules

  • Use of campus printers is for Academic or University business only.
  • Only print what is needed.
  • Use double-sided printing when available.
  • Take your printouts with you.
  • Submit and read electronic documents when possible.
  • Print at least three PowerPoint slides to a page.
  • Recycle paper when possible.

IT Procedures