Computers, Responsible Use Of

Every student with access to the University network and computing resources has accepted the terms of the User Agreement for Network and Computing Resources. Violations of the User Agreement occurring in University Residences may fall under the jurisdiction of University Residences, Academic Technology and User Services (ATUS) and/or University Judicial Affairs. Violations include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Using an unauthorized IP address
  • Sending unsolicited mass mailings including chain letters/email, solicitations and spam
  • Violating terms of applicable software licensing agreements or copyright laws. This includes providing for distribution copyrighted music or video files
  • Deliberately wasting computing resources or excessive bandwidth use
  • Using a computer account without authorization
  • Using the campus network to gain unauthorized access to any computer program
  • Knowingly performing an act which will interfere with the normal operation of computers, terminals, peripherals or networks
  • Attempting to circumvent data protection schemes or uncover security loopholes
  • Using electronic mail to harass others
  • Masking the identity of an account or machine
  • Posting materials that violate existing laws or the University's code of conduct on electronic bulletin boards
  • Attempting to monitor or tamper with another user's electronic communications, or reading, copying, changing or deleting another user's files or software without the explicit agreement of the owner
  • Using the network for commercial purposes or charging for any service to access the network
  • Using another person's computer account or identity without permission