Acceptable Use Policy for Computing and Communications

In general, the college's computing facilities and services are meant for college-related, non-commercial use. These facilities and services include: the central systems and network used for academic and administrative computing, along with their associated software and files; communications facilities such as dial-up and network access; other college-owned computers including those in departments and labs; and college-provided supplies and other materials.

The use of the college's computing facilities and services is a privilege, not a right, granted by the college to its users. By using the facilities to store information, the user acknowledges the college's right to access any file (including electronic mail files) on its systems as a part of responsible system management.

Most of the software provided by the college for use in its facilities and on its computer systems is governed by licensing agreements. By using such software, the user agrees to abide by the terms of those agreements as well as applicable local, state and federal laws. Unauthorized copying or removal of such college-supplied software is specifically prohibited.

Furthermore, users may not use or attempt to use the college's computing facilities and services in any way that deliberately interferes with the reasonable and private use of these facilities and services by others. The college reserves the right to revoke a user's privilege to use any or all of the college's computing facilities and services. Further action may be taken by the college should the user violate any of these policies. Such violations may also result in legal action should they involve such things as copyright laws and licensing agreements.

Adopted 1992; Last Reviewed April 29, 2013