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Communication Etiquette

If after reading this policy you still have questions about copyright and acceptable use at Randolph College, please e-mail copyright@randolphcollege.edu.

Introduction

This policy applies to all of the Randolph College community including students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumnae, contract employees, and those who may be granted a guest computer account. For purposes of this policy, all computers and software owned by the College, any communications hardware and software provided by the College for the purpose of accessing its computers, and any computer network governed in part or whole by the College. Any member of the community who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action as stated in this policy, as well as possible legal action under the Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In addition, students are bound by the Randolph Honor System in the use of computer resources on campus.

This statement of policy is not meant to be exhaustive. The Information Technology Advisory Committee has the final authority regarding what is/is not considered acceptable use of computer resources.

Purpose

Randolph College’s computing resources are provided for the use of the Randolph College community for educational and academic purposes. Use of the network and all resources to which it is connected is a privilege, not a right. The network is a resource provided by the college as an educational tool to exchange information more efficiently.

The Information Technology Department manages the resources for the mutual benefit of all. Computing resources include labs used for general computing, computer classrooms used for instructional purposes, facilities required to maintain operations, and any computer that is connected to the network. Access to these facilities is a privilege granted to the College community. Users must conduct computing activities in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of other computer users and respecting all copyright and computing license agreements. All computing and networking resources should be used in an efficient, ethical, and legal manner.