Graduate Policies & Procedures

Privacy and security

Occasionally, on completing a thesis, a student may feel that its distribution will jeopardize the privacy or safety of the author, other individuals, or companies. If the thesis cannot be rewritten to remove the problematic material, the author and supervisor should submit the thesis to the director of their graduate program who will prepare a recommendation to the Dean for Graduate Education in consultation with the Vice President for Research and Associate Provost. The Dean will advise the Institute Archives in writing of the restricted period. In all cases the restricted period will be kept to a minimum.