Identity Finder at TCU

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Identity Finder at TCU

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Faculty/Staff, in the summer of 2012, Information Technology pushed Identity Finder out to all TCU owned computers, and we began a two part plan to utilize the tool to locate and remove Sensitive Personal Information (SPI) stored locally on campus machines.

We have now moved to the second part of this implementation which includes having Identity Finder run a scan of your machine in the background and then send a report back to our centralized server.  This will help to ensure that our campus users are keeping their computers free of SPI and doing their part to help protect the university.

What does this mean for me?
Since the Information Technology division has started the second part of this rollout, we have identified a select list of individuals across campus who have an unacceptable quantity of SPI stored on their machines.

If you are part of this group, then an email will be sent to you tomorrow and you will have thirty days to remove/clean the content off of your device as per the TCU SPI policy (

How do I keep myself off of this list?
The easy way to clean your machine is to run Identity Finder and address the items that it finds.  Take a few moments and watch the following instructional videos to learn more about how this process works. Please, copy and paste the links into your web browser.

Video for Mac Users

Video for Windows Users

Identity Finder FAQ

Work-At-Home Copies of Office

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Faculty/Staff, work at Home copies of Microsoft Office 2010, 2011 (for Mac) and 2013 are now available to TCU full or part time faculty and staff from  There will be a cost of $19.95 for the download; this will be the only way to obtain the new versions of Office per our license agreement with Microsoft.

You must be a current faculty or staff with a TCU email address and you will also be asked to provide one of the following:

  • A current faculty ID (one with a current date is preferred)
  • Faculty or staff paycheck stub (please black out any private information)
  • A yearly contract from the school
  • A letter from a department director verifying your employment
  • Anything else that would have your name, the school name, and a current date on it showing you are employed there

Go to to purchase Office 2010/2013 for Windows or Office 2011 for Mac