15.75 – Network Connection

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 15 | Information Management and Data Security

Responsible Executive: Chief of Staff

Responsible Administrator:

Last Updated: Not Available



Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule


Connections of devices to the NMSU institutional network are controlled to prevent disruption of service or loss of institutional or personal data.



ICT is responsible for the design, installation, and operation of the NMSU’s institutional network. This network includes all voice, video, and data connections.

  1. Device Compliance: All devices connected to the institutional network must comply with requirements published in university policies. Devices not in compliance, or which disrupt other network clients, may be disconnected.
  2. Network(s) Compliance: To insure compliance with current policies and regulations, all network wiring, related components and installation must be approved by ICT. Installations that do not comply with published requirements are not authorized to be connected to the institutional network.
  3. Protective Network Disconnection: Any networked device that compromises or critically impacts the NMSU network shall be immediately disconnected from the network until such time that the cause of the compromise or impact is rectified. If a networked device is identified as potentially harmful to NMSU’s network, the device owner shall be notified to take corrective action to ensure that the NMSU network shall not be impacted. If corrective action is not taken, the network device shall be disconnected from the network. In addition, any networked device that is not operating with updated virus scanning software, up-to-date critical operating system updates, or other software necessary to protect the NMSU network, may also be disconnected from the network.
  4. Data Network Device Registration: All devices connected to NMSU-Net must be registered with the netreg.nmsu.edu. Devices that are not registered shall be disconnected. This includes all devices such as printers, servers, workstations, and other devices.
  5. Guest Connections: Entities and devices belonging to entities that connect to the NMSU network (NMSU-Net) and are not governed by the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University (NMSU) shall be considered guest connections.
  6. Fees: NMSU reserves the right to impose a fee on any and all users, including guest connections.  If required by either the ISPs or by action of the NMSU Administration.  Advance notification shall be given to those affected.