"Personal property owned by an institution shall be used only for institutional purposes. No employee in the University System shall permit such property to be removed from the campus of an institution for use on either a rental or loan basis for personal use." (Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 914.02 ).
Such property includes maintenance shop facilities and equipment, audio-visual and instructional media equipment, typewriters, calculators, copy machines, and vehicles.
The regulation does not prohibit the use of appropriate equipment when a representative of the University speaks before civic clubs and other organizations in his or her capacity as a public servant and is providing a public relations service for the University.
The use of university stationery, postage, and long distance telephone lines for personal reasons is not permissible.
Personal property, such as portable personal computers or similar items, may be removed from campus to the home of an employee or an off-campus site when the purpose is for business only. Such use shall be tightly controlled, and documentation as to the location and use shall be available at all times. (BR Minutes, 1990-91, pp. 378-79)