Dispose of Computing Resources

All Rice purchased devices (computers, hard drives, flash drives, printers, etc) capable of storing information must be purged of all information (user data, software licensed to the university, etc) before the transfer of ownership. This includes devices both being transferred from one department to another and those leaving the campus through the Rice Classifieds or recycling.

Rice University uses several procedures to clean information from the computer's hard drive.

To have a Rice-owned computer cleaned of information:
Once the computer is cleaned, it can be transferred or placed on Rice Classifieds. For devices valued over $5,000.00, follow University Policy 809-03, Property Control, Responsibility and Procedures.

Please contact the IT Security Office if you have a personal device that needs to be cleaned.


For more information, visit: Information Technology Security Office and Dispose of Computing Resources