Software Licensing Policy

Originally Issued: April 2013

Contacts: Lori Temple

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Individuals using or installing university software are responsible for understanding and adhering to license requirements for that software, whether installed on university and/or personal devices. University software installed on personal devices must be removed at the end of an individual’s formal affiliation with the university.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Ensure individuals understand their responsibilities regarding their use of university software.
  • Help the university remain in compliance with its software licensing agreements.

The university's Copyright Policy covers the requirements for compliance with software copyright laws and regulations.

Entities Affected by Policy

Entities affected by this policy include all UNLV academic and administrative offices and all UNLV students, employees, and anyone who accesses university software.

Who Should Read This Policy

UNLV students, employees, and anyone who accesses university software should read this policy.


To request an exception, please complete the IT Policy Exception Form.

Exception requests will be processed within 10 business days of receipt of the request. If an exception is created, the exception will be audited on an annual basis. The owner of the system or a listed designee must respond to the annual audit and verify that the exception is still required.

Changes to the exception may only be requested by the system owner or a documented designee appointed by the owner.