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Protect Students, Faculty, and Research

Sensitive and Classified Research

Universities and colleges working on sensitive private or government funded research need to properly dispose of materials and information throughout the academic process. SEM offers shredders for paper, HDDs, SSDs, optical, key cards, flash drives, and more.

Student PII and PHI

SEM offers a variety of solutions that can be used to destroy student’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI). These include commercial and classified level paper shredders, IT shredders, and multipurpose solutions.

Faculty PII

Protect faculty and staff PII and more with a proper data decommissioning process. SEM offers scalable solutions to be a catch-all for media that exists on a variety of devices that contain sensitive information.

History of Trust

Trusted by some of the most innovative and highly regarded colleges and universities worldwide, SEM provides solutions to education institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Georgia Tech.

Scalable Solutions

Need a couple paper shredders for student and faculty PII and PHI or a centralized destruction solution for a university’s records and research? SEM has you covered. With in-house engineering, a global service team, and unparalleled customer support, a SEM solution includes much more than a data destruction machine: it includes the service, support, quality, and efficiency that the federal government has come to rely on for over 50 years.


See what our experts are saying about data destruction in the education sector.

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Are Printers and Copiers Stealing Your Information?

Copiers, printers, and document scanners are just as much office staples as any other piece of equipment (aside from, probably, an actual stapler). While these … Continue reading Are Printers and Copiers Stealing Your Information?

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Applying to College: What Happens to Your PII Once You’re Accepted?

If you’re like most parents with college bound graduates, your son or daughter probably applied to four or five schools. Each application undoubtedly required them to provide personal sensitive information such as social security numbers, date of birth, etc.

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How NOT to Destroy Paper Documents

In the age of Big Media, it’s easy for some to say, “Paper is dead! Everything is digital now!” Well, not quite. Even as we … Continue reading How NOT to Destroy Paper Documents

Records Retention Schedules: When Will Your Data Expire?

In the growing age of Big Media, it is imperative now more than ever that companies and organizations develop and maintain a Records Retention Policy, … Continue reading Records Retention Schedules: When Will Your Data Expire?

Downloadable Guides

Media Sanitization: Best Practices for Organizations

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it” – Stephane Nappo.

Looking to learn more about data destruction policies across industries in the government and commercial sectors? Check out our new Media Sanitization – Best Practices for Organizations e-book.

Popular Education Solutions

SEM Model 344

SEM Model 344 is the only NSA listed paper shredder that shreds to a particle size over 50% smaller than the 1mm x 5mm mandate. Feel comfortable knowing that all information is being shredded to a 0.8mm x 2.5mm particle, future-proofing your data destruction to any change in specification – for any industry.

SEM Model 0101 HDD Crusher

At the touch of a button, the SEM Model 0101 Hard Drive Crusher delivers 12,000 pounds (490K PSI) of force to a conical punch causing catastrophic trauma to the hard drive chassis while destroying the internal platter. The unit is quiet, smooth and virtually vibration free.


SEM Model DS-200

The Model DS-200 turnkey disintegrator is evaluated and listed on the NSA/CSS EPL for Paper Disintegrators for the destruction of paper, CDs, and key tape. With a final particle size 50% smaller than a conventional high security shredder at 2mm-9mm, this dual stage disintegrator meets DIN 66399 level P-7 standards and can additionally destroy small e-media devices.

This revolutionary device is the only turnkey disintegrator for medium and high volume paper destruction.

SEM Model 1201CC

SEM Model 1201CC is an NSA listed classified paper shredder that is eco-friendly and requires no oil to operate. This product, unique to SEM, can help reduce carbon footprints and aid in meeting sustainability goals.

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Paper/Optical Shredders

SEM offers a variety of paper and optical shredders for classified and confidential information listed on the NSA Evaluated Products List (EPL), as well as industrial solutions for commercial partners to meet standards across HIPAA, FISMA, and more. Find the perfect shredder to meet your organization’s volume, speed, and size for paper, CDs, DVDs, and BDs.

IT Solutions

SEM has a complete line of IT destruction devices that includes a variety of crushers and shredders for HDDs, SSDs, and small eMedia storage devices. The IT line also includes degaussers that are listed on the Evaluated Products List (EPL) to permanently scramble the binary field of magnetic storage devices such as HDDs and data tapes per NSA standards.

Multipurpose Solutions

Not every organization is destroying one type of media – and that’s where SEM multipurpose destroyers come in. These USA manufactured mixed media devices can destroy a combination of optical media including CDs, DVDs, and BDs, small eMedia devices like flash drives, Iron Keys, and SSD chips, paper, key tape, and more.

Disintegrator Solutions

SEM designed the world’s first paper disintegrator in 1968 and we’ve been perfecting the solution ever since. SEM disintegrator systems come in a variety of value kits with endless customization options to meet any organization’s high security data destruction needs. Fully scalable from small room solutions to full warehouse destruction environments.

Need Some Guidance?

Want to learn more about SEM education solutions? Contact us today to have one of our specialists guide you through the process of finding the perfect customized solution for all your data destruction needs.