Anti-Virus Policy

Effective Date: January 31, 2008

Last Reviewed: June 30, 2015

Review by: July 1, 2016

Policy Statement

All computers that are attached to the Meharry network must be protected against viruses, spyware, and other harmful programs. This policy spells out these requirements.

Reasons for the Policy

To protect computers being used by Meharry faculty, staff, students, and contractors or consultants from harmful programs which might alter, destroy, misappropriate, or otherwise damage Meharry-owned equipment or information.


All Meharry computer systems must be protected from malware through the installation and continued operation of an up-to-date anti-virus program.  Meharry IT will furnish and install, at no cost to the user, a copy of such a program for all computers attached to the Meharry network.  It is the responsibility of each authorized computer user to ensure that such a program is installed and running properly.  Failure to do so may jeopardize the integrity of information stored on the computer used by each user, and because malware can spread across a network, jeopardize the integrity of information stored on any other computer on the network.

You can view the full policy to the right or by clicking here.