Wireless Policy



All members of the Sewanee Community and any other users of the University network.



The purpose of this Policy is to provide the best possible quality of wireless network service, ensure  wireless network  integrity, and minimize the interference between the campus wireless network and other products deployed throughout campus.


Installation, engineering, maintenance, and operation of wireless networks serving University faculty, staff, or students, on any property owned or tenanted by the University, are the sole responsibility of Sewanee: The University of the South.  ITS reserves the right to remove any independently installed wireless communications equipment.


The use of the campus wireless LAN shall be subject to the University Policy on Appropriate Use of Information Technology.  ITS reserves the right to restrict access to services and resources that are disruptive to the wireless network, audit or accreditation status when used from a wireless network.




In response to the increasing interest in wireless networking from individuals and departments, Sewanee has developed wireless networking services.


Wireless networks operate in both FCC licensed and FCC unlicensed, bands. Communications infrastructures of both types are prevalent on the Sewanee campus.


Many communications products, including wireless LANs, operate in the FCC unlicensed bands. Other types of equipment also use these bands, though not necessarily for communications purposes. With all these different pieces of equipment sharing these bands, it is not unusual for one piece of equipment to interfere with another. Such interference causes degraded service quality.


The wireless infrastructure should not be relied upon as being secure unless you are logged into the 'Sewanee-secure' wireless network.