5.1.4 Confidential Information Policy

The revelation or use of any confidential student or University information, data on decisions, plans or any other information which might be contrary to the interest of the University without prior authorization, is prohibited. The misuse, unauthorized access to or mishandling of confidential information, particularly personnel information, is strictly prohibited and will subject a staff member to discipline up to and including termination.

All staff members are required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement as part of their new-hire paperwork. Some units may have department-specific Confidentiality Agreements that are required of staff members depending on the nature of their responsibilities.