Technology Policies and Planning


Fitchburg State University has a number of policies in place to ensure safety and security of its computer resources, and to ensure the integrity of the system.

Acceptable Use of Technology Resources Policy

This policy applies to university faculty, staff, students and anyone else who uses Fitchburg State University electronic resources. The systems and networks are provided to support university business and its mission of education, research and public service.

Residential Network Usage Policy

The residential network allows residents of University resident halls and apartments to access network resources from their room. This policy will guide students in the acceptable use of these systems at Fitchburg State.

Written Information Security Program (WISP)

Fitchburg State University's Written Information Security Program (WISP) aims to establish robust administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting Restricted Institutional Data. The WISP covers all aspects of handling Restricted Institutional Data across different media, reinforcing compliance with other relevant University policies and legal standards. It also guides the development of specific security plans to meet diverse legal and regulatory requirements related to this data.

Additional Technology Policies

Faculty/Staff Technology Policies (requires authentication) contains additional Technology policies that apply to Fitchburg State University employees.


Guidance on the Use of Generative AI Tools

Generative AI tools, including systems like ChatGPT, Google’s Gemini, and other AI-driven technologies, are rapidly transforming the landscape of digital interaction and content creation. The Technology Department acknowledges the potential for these tools to enhance educational practices, research, and administrative efficiency. This guidance document outlines our stance on the ethical and secure use of generative AI technologies within our community.