If you have a question or want to report a violation related to technology use, follow the procedures below for assistance.
What is an Information Technology Violation?
Technology violations open the University to legal and information security risks. These violations take on many forms, but some examples include:
- The addition of equipment that extends the University network (hub/hublets, repeaters, and wireless access points);
- Violation of copyright laws, such as illegal file-sharing and/or downloading of audio and/or video files;
- Password sharing (e.g., University NetID password);
- Improper use of University technology resources;
- Accepting charge cards on unapproved University Web sites;
- Information privacy violations (downloading and/or allowing access to sensitive/private information); and
- Illegal computing activities (e.g., virus/worm creation, hacking).
Read the specific NUIT policy statements on the NUIT website.
Who to Contact
To ask a question, receive guidance, or report a violation related to information technology, contact one of the offices listed below. All are trained and ready to help.
You can also visit EthicsPoint, or call the hotline, to ask a question or submit a report.
- Call: 847-491-3254 (Evanston campus) or 312-503-8314 (Chicago campus)
- Contact for: Situations when you feel unsafe or threatened (such as harassing phone and/or email messages)
Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT)
- Email email@example.com to report a violation. All submissions will be investigated within 3-5 days.