Computer Use Agreement
Adrian College provides students with access to network and computing resources as an integral part of the educational environment. Students using these resources should do so responsibly and consistent with the College mission and objectives. The College reserves the right to define and enforce appropriate regulations to ensure that the use of these resources is consistent with the College mission. Enforcement of these regulations may involve (at the College’s discretion) monitoring of stored disk files and electronic transmissions (electronic mail, website accesses, etc.). All information stored therein are the property of the College, and all files, communications and other uses are non-confidential to the user. Use of the network and computing facilities implies consent to these regulations and monitoring activities.
- Each student is responsible for the use of his/her network account
- Resident students are responsible for any and all computing and network access from their residence-hall rooms.
- All students must take reasonable precautions to safeguard their passwords.
- Transferring copyrighted materials to or from any system or via the College network without express consent of the owner is strictly forbidden and is a violation of Federal and State laws. Examples of illegal copying include:
- Making a personal copy of software licensed to the College
- Copying files created by another person without obtaining that person’s permission
- Installing software on a computer without first obtaining a license for that software
- Browsing, exploring or making other unauthorized attempts to view data, files or directories belonging to the College or to other users is forbidden
- It is also unacceptable behavior to corrupt files, introduce deviant software (worms, viruses, etc.) or interfere with someone else’s legitimate computer use.
- Possession of a program designed to gain unauthorized access will be deemed to constitute an attempt at breaking computer security
- Accessing, viewing, displaying, printing or distributing pornographic or obscene material is prohibited. Establishing web pages with links to such material is also prohibited.
- Use of electronic mail (e-mail) and other network communications facilities to harass, offend or annoy other users of the network is forbidden. “Chain letters” and “e-mail bombing” are considered to be violations of this policy.
- Students are expected to treat the equipment with appropriate care. In addition: Computer repairs, re-cabling, etc. must be done by Information Services staff members. Students are not allowed to open the computer cases.
- Food and drink are not allowed in the public computing laboratories.
- Students should help keep down the cost of providing the computer resources. Supplies such as laser toner and paper are provided for use in the laboratories on college-owned equipment. Printing should be limited to essential work. Multiple copies of printouts (e.g., meeting notices, campaign posters) should be made on photocopy machines rather than on the computer printers. Supplies should not be removed from the laboratories for use on other equipment. Students with computers in their rooms are responsible for providing their own supplies for in-room use.
- Students are not to send out unsolicited electronic mail (e-mail) messages to large numbers of recipients (over 25 recipients), except for official College business on behalf of student organizations.
- Incidental use of College computers and network resources for personal gain (e.g., posting a resume, mentioning consulting services on a personal web page, using e-mail to correspond with an employer) is allowed, but students are not to make such business activity the primary focus of their computing and network usage.
- Students are not allowed to provide off-campus access to bulletin board systems, web servers or other services running on their residence hall computers.