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Northwest Missouri State University


Disciplinary Action

Cases of information technology policy violation at Northwest Missouri State University where the Northwest network and its technology resources were used inappropriately or illegally by a faculty, staff or student should be reported to the Vice President of Information Technology or his designee who may (at his or her discretion) consult with appropriate university officials such as Human Resources, Student Affairs, the Provost and all other stakeholders before referring the incident to either the Student Conduct and Development Coordinator or University Police. 

In cases of student violations, the Student Conduct and Development Coordinator will follow procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct (SCOC) and the SCOC will guide any actions taken from that point.  However, any violations by students which are thought to be criminal in nature will be reported directly to University Police.

When an information technology policy violation occurs, it may be necessary to temporarily deactivate a user’s access to his/her computer and network account, thus, prohibiting/restricting access to the campus network in order to preserve and protect the network and its valuable information technology services and resources.  Typically, Northwest’s Information Technology department will restore a student’s access within 24 hours (if at all possible) to minimize impact on the student’s academic work. If there is a situation that requires more than 24-hour deactivation, the Student Conduct and Development Coordinator will be consulted.

To report suspected cases of information technology policy violation where the campus network and its technology resources were used inappropriately or illegally, contact the Information Technology—Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634 or by email at helpdesk@nwmissouri.edu.  Cases may also be directly reported to University Police at 660-562-1254.