Dec 08, 2023  
ARCHIVED 2018-19 CAS Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2018-19 CAS Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology and Federal Policies

Technology Available for Students

Doane University has a sophisticated network connecting every building on campus with fiber optic cable. Every classroom has Internet access and each residence hall room has two Internet/network connections available. All of the buildings and rooms have access to high speed Internet connection. Students may connect their computers to the network in the residence halls and other academic areas. Wireless network access is available in all Residence Halls and campus buildings.

Bringing a Computer to Campus

Students who have computers are encouraged to bring them to campus. Doane recommends that students have: an antivirus program like Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, or Avast installed and configured, a spyware removal program, and a malware removal program.  If a student needs assistance with selecting or installing proper programs, they are encouraged to contact Tiger Tech  by email:, phone:402-826-8411, self-service portal:, or walk-in at the Tiger Tech Desk in the Perkins library on the Crete campus.

Student computers must meet minimum hardware and software standards prior to connecting to the campus network and to the internet. Below are the criteria that must be met.

Minimum Requirements

Windows Operating Systems
Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 8 GB or higher
Hard Disk: at least 10 GB of free space
Ethernet 10/100/1000 (for room access)
Operating System: Windows 7,8, or 10 with applicable patches
Optional: Wireless 802.11 g/n/ac
Internet Browser: IE8, IE9, IE10, Chrome, Firefox

Macintosh Operating Systems
Processor: Intel or higher
RAM: 8 GB or higher
Hard Disk: at least 10 GB of free space
Ethernet 10/100/1000 (for room access)
Operating System: Mac OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 with applicable patches
Optional: Wireless 802.11 g/n/ac
Internet Browser: Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome

Mobile Devices (Phones/Tablets)
Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 2 GB or higher
Operating System: Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows Mobile
Internet Browser: Android, Safari 6+, Chrome 35+

Computer Software and Other Products

Doane University students may purchase hardware and software at a reduced rate from these vendors:

  • For Apple products: log on to  Discounts vary between 8 to 10 percent, depending on the product purchased.
  • For Dell products: log on to or call 866-257-4711  (Member ID: US5485900) Discounts vary between 4 to 12 percent, depending on the product purchased.
  • For Lenovo products: log on to Discounts vary between 10 to 15%, depending on the product purchased.
  • For Microsoft products: log on to Discounts vary between 10 and 60% depending on product purchased.

E-mail, Web Pages, and Other Network Applications

All students at Doane University are assigned a personal network account that allows them access to their Doane e-mail account,, Google Apps including : Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, etc., online course materials, access to computers in lab areas, and access to electronic databases and reference materials. The university does not charge a fee for network accounts or use of network resources. A student’s network account remains active until graduation or withdrawal from Doane. During enrollment, students can receive their e-mail accounts, or it will be sent through campus mail during the first week of classes.

Computers Provided by Doane University

More than 340 computers are available for students to use in labs, classrooms, and offices on campus. All computers are connected to the Internet and Multi-Function printers.

Most of the computers that are available to students areare iMac  machines with dual boot capability (they can run Mac OS or Windows).

Computers in the residence hall labs are open 24 hours, seven days a week. Each of the large residence halls have either iMacs or Mac Minis with dual boot capability (they can run Mac OS or Windows OS). All computers are connected to Multi-Function printers and the Internet.

Laptops are available for students to check out overnight at the Crete campus Tiger Tech desk. The laptops are Internet-ready and students may access the Internet from their residence hall rooms.

Using Technology in the Classroom

Students will use technology in a variety of ways. More than 300 courses have an online component that is used to enhance the traditional classroom setting. Professors use Blackboard and course web sites to post syllabi and ideas for class projects, and to deliver online quizzes and discussions.

All of Doane’s classrooms are equipped with a computer connected to the Internet, as well as multimedia presentation equipment. In these classrooms, the Internet and computer are used as teaching aids on a regular basis.

The Office of Technology requests input from the students on a regular basis and strives to meet their technological needs.

Verification of Student Identity

To meet federal guidelines, Doane requires all electronic coursework be submitted through Black Board or Doane e-mail. Blackboard requires students to login each time using their Doane login id and password. All coursework e-mail correspondence is done using Doane assigned e-mail accounts. When student accounts are set-up, the password is mailed to the students’ permanent address via US mail. Students can change their password via the web at any time to maintain their security.

Access/Services For Students With Disabilities

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) provide that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States… shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.” This regulation requires that Doane programs be accessible to the disabled, but it does not require that every building or part of a building be accessible. Thus it may be necessary to reschedule classes to accessible classrooms or take other steps to open some of the programs to students with mobility impairments.

  1. Students interested in services related to a disability should notify the university of any special circumstances that would affect their ability to compete equally in the university environment. To assist the university in providing services, documentation of such disabilities must be provided by qualified professionals upon request.
  2. While students are encouraged to self-identify at the earliest possible time, they can access services at any time by initiating the process described in number one above.
  3. To initiate this process, students are encouraged to contact any of the following offices before arriving on campus classes so their needs can be anticipated, reviewed and accommodated: Academic Support Center, Enrollment Team, or Academic Advising.

For further information refer to Federal Disclosure Information  . See Student Handbook for grievance procedure.

Alcohol and Drug Policy

Because of the serious consequences related to the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances, and because this practice can lead to a loss of effectiveness in human life and does not contribute to the teaching-learning process, Doane University takes seriously the enforcement of state and federal laws pertaining to the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances. Doane University urges its community to exercise mature judgement and social responsibility regarding the use of alcoholic beverages.  More information is available in the student and employee handbooks.

Athletic Department Drug Policy

The use of anabolic steroids, cocaine, amphetamines or any other controlled substance (as defined by federal or state law) by any member of any intercollegiate athletic team of Doane University is strictly prohibited. The only exceptions are physician-prescribed medications for the individual student athlete.

Unauthorized use of such drugs constitutes an abuse of the privilege of practicing and participating in intercollegiate competition. Such unauthorized use may result in dismissal from intercollegiate athletic teams and may lead to further sanctions.



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts of 1974 (commonly referred to as “FERPA” or the “Buckley Amendment”) is designed to protect the confidentiality of students educational records and to give students access to their records to assure accuracy. FERPA outlines four rights with respect to students Education Records. They are:

  1. Access to Education Records: students have the right to inspect and review their Education Records within 45 days of the day the University receives a written request for access, anytime after their matriculation.
  2. Request for Amendment of Education Records: students have the right to request amendment of Education Records if they believe the records are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of their privacy rights.
  3. Disclosure of Education Records: this right protects confidentiality of student records and requires the student’s signature to release academic records, such as transcripts. Some exceptions exist such as school officials who’ve been determined to have a legitimate educational interest, or information determined to be directory information. Examples of directory information include: name, addresses, email, telephone numbers, major and/or minor fields of study, degree sought, expected date of completion of degree requirements and graduation, degrees conferred, awards and honors (e.g. Dean’s list), full or part time enrollment status, dates of attendance, or photograph.
  4. Compliance: students have the right to submit complaints concerning the University’s compliance with the requirement of FERPA to the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5920, email address:

For more information on FERPA, or to view the entire FERPA policy, please visit the Registrar’s web page or office.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

The State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and program.  It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.  Nebraska is a member of SARA and Doane University is a participating institution in SARA.

Complaints can be sent to  In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the Nebraska state portal agency.

State Portal Agency Contact
Kathleen L. Fimple, Ph.D., Acad. Program Officer
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Ed.
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

If you are not a resident of the State of Nebraska, you have the option of filing a complaint with your state licensing authority or with the Higher Learning Commission.

Title IX Policy Statement

It is the policy of Doane University not to discriminate on the basis of gender in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments.

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Director, Office of Residential Life and Education, Dennis Amoateng, Doane University, Crete, NE 68333 or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202.