University Policies

The Appalachian State University network contains significant levels of sensitive information on various network resources.

Students, Faculty and Staff at Appalachian State University must read and agree to the Computer User Policy to receive access to campus electronic services. The review and agreement to this policy is required when establishing a secure password for the first time and annually.

All University employees are required to read and agree to the Statement of Confidentiality. This review and agreement to this policy is required when establishing a secure password for the first time and annually.

Secure Passwords are a critical part of protecting email and confidential information. All students and employees are required to change their Secure Passwords every Ninety (90) Days. For security reasons, the North Carolina State Electronic Systems Audit recommends this process cycle.