The Office of
Technology and Network Services (TNS) is responsible for the design,
installation, and operation of the wireless network environment on
the Southern University Baton Rouge Campus. This campus wide system
will allow campus users to access campus information technology
resources from mobile or portable computers.
In order to
use the computer resources available at Southern University,
students, faculty and staff must adhere to the policies and
guidelines issued in the following document:
Policy of Information Technology Resources
The purpose of
this policy is to give an overview of the wireless campus
requirements for Southern University and a brief introduction to the
responsibilities of the university. It is to also define the
policies and procedures for the use of the network services
Technology and Network Services.
As authorized by
Southern University Technology and Network Services
policy, this document applies to all uses of Wireless Local Area
Network (WLAN) technologies at all locations on the Southern
University campus, both inside buildings and in outdoor areas,
and to all devices connected to the Southern University network.
Campus Network Management (CNM) unit
for configuring and managing the university’s wired and wireless
network as well as all connectivity to the network.
b. CNM will be the sole provider of design,
specification, installation, operation, maintenance, and management
services for all wireless Access Points.
points are to not be installed on the network without the permission
of Campus Network Management. Students are explicitly not
authorized or permitted to install or operate WLAN Access Points in
the residence halls.
access points installed and configured by CNM personnel are
permitted on the network. All access points must comply with all
security features of the wireless network.
e. TNS is currently in the process of deploying wireless hot spots
throughout the Southern University campus, however; if a department
wishes to pay for wireless before implementation in their area, they
must contact TNS for installation and design support and be
responsible for all costs (e.g., hardware and software, wired
network connection, and power to the Access Point). Wireless
equipment installed in this manner will be installed, operated and
managed by CNM.
f. All access
to restricted systems require authentication (e.g., insertion of
username and password).
IP-capable devices installed on the University network
be assigned an IP address by a DHCP server or statically assigned
and maintained by CNM.
and Network Services may filter network traffic to exclude malicious
traffic on both an incoming and an outgoing basis. Malicious traffic
may include viruses and unsolicited commercial e-mail.
wireless communications on the University network and all
authenticated access to the University network servers (e.g. mail,
secure web, file transfers, etc.) must follow the Technology and
Network Services standard encryption protocol.
j. A site
survey by CNM must be done prior to design and installation to
ensure radio-frequency integrity, optimum location for coverage and
to facilitate connection to power and the wired data network, and to
identify possible interference problems.
University reserves the right to disable and/or remove any access
point not installed or configured by CNM personnel.