Kansas State University is renaming its computer network system to avoid associating with a terrorist group.
Chief Information Officer Ken Stafford said in a news release Thursday that the university will no longer use the abbreviation iSIS for its network handling enrollment, registration and financial aid. Stafford says many people have expressed concern over the network’s name because the acronym is also used by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The network will now be called KSIS.
Stafford said it will take considerable time and effort to change the name in all of the school’s references and requested patience while the changes are made.
Several universities use the iSIS program for the integrated student information system, including the University of Colorado and Johns Hopkins University.