806 Use of Software and Hardware
||College e-mail, computers, and networks may be used only for legal, authorized purposes. Occasional, brief personal use is permitted. Unauthorized or illegal uses include but are not limited to:
- Use that violates any federal or state law;
- Unauthorized access to files or computer resources (including remote computer systems);
- Copying, revising, damaging, removing, or distributing programs or data, or any other user’s programs or data without the express permission of the owner;
- Activities that disrupt normal computer/network use and services including, but not limited to:
- Propagation of computer viruses
- Sending chain letters or unauthorized mass e-mails
- Unnecessary printing or other network traffic
- Damaging or altering college computer equipment or supplies;
- Use that is harmful or harassing to other users;
- Introduction of any unacceptable information onto the administrative or academic systems and applications. Unacceptable types of information include:
- Information that infringes on the rights of others
- Information that is abusive, profane, or sexually offensive
- Information that may injure another or lead to a lawsuit; such as pirated software, destructive software (including computer viruses), pornography, libelous statements, unauthorized copies of licensed software, or copyrighted media files
- Advertisements for commercial enterprises.
- Software programs not approved by a director of IT.
- Use of college computing resources for personal or monetary gain;
- Access to the College’s network resources via any unauthorized device;
- Violation of regulations as stipulated in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and College Board Policies and Procedures.
||Software must only be installed by authorized IT staff.
Policy Code Key
Content Owner: Donna Davis— firstname.lastname@example.org
Page Updated by: Jessica Trimborn
Date Issued: 07/30/07
Date Revised: 04/21/2010