Columbia University IT Policies and Strategies

Columbia University maintains certain policies with regards to the use and security of its computer systems, networks and information resources.

All users of these facilities are required to adhere to these policies. These policies are meant to protect the University's computer systems, networks, data and other information resources.

Columbia University's IT Policies apply to the entire Columbia community, including faculty, staff, and students.

This summary table provides high-level information about the IT policies which are published in the Columbia University Policies Catalog.

Columbia University's IT Strategies

Developed in partnership with Columbia's localized IT groups to guide University-wide strategy.

  • API Strategy: This API strategy for Columbia explains our motivation and approach to building an API ecosystem for the benefit of our faculty, students, staff, peers and others.
  • Cloud Strategy: Explanation of why the use of cloud services is important to Columbia and how to benefit from them in a way that is optimal across the CU enterprise and comports to the University’s security and business requirements. 
  • People Data Model: A comprehensive and consolidated approach to standardize data types and enable effective sharing of information about Columbia University's people: students, faculty, staff, alumni, clients, patients, etc.