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The Southeast Missouri State University Information Technology (IT) Department continually develops, maintains and improves its information technology infrastructure and applications to support the creation, storage, modification and sharing of data. These IT systems are essential to the efficient and effective operation of the University. As such, the University has a responsibility to institute appropriate safeguards to keep its IT systems and information assets available and secure. In addition, the University must comply with various federal and state regulatory requirements designed to protect specific types of data.

The security of IT systems and information assets is dependent on the users managing, as well as the users utilizing, said resources. The University is committed to supporting the principles of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas and the University's information security policies and programs are intended to support those principles while still maintaining an appropriate level of security.

The goals of this security program are to:

  1. Protect the University's IT systems and data assets from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction.
  2. Ensure the availability of the University's IT systems and information assets.
  3. Ensure the confidentiality of faculty, staff and student information and that of other University customers or associates.
  4. Protect the reputation of the University and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  5. Establish resources and guidelines that allow all individuals within the University community to utilize good security practices.

Contact

IT Help Desk

(573) 651-4357
helpdesk@semo.edu
Memorial Hall 107

IT Office

(573) 651-2217
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701