- Loading or installing software on any computer or on
the network without approval by the Computer Center staff.
- Attaching or installing any equipment not owned by the
College on any computer or on the network without approval by the Computer
- Modifying or moving (on or off campus) any technology
equipment or software without prior authorization from the appropriate
- Performing any act that will interfere with the normal
operations of the College's technology. This includes connecting any
unauthorized equipment to the computer network.
- Excessive personal use. Use may be excessive if it overburdens
a network, results in substantial use of system capacity, or otherwise
subjects the institution to increased costs or risks.
- Unauthorized personal use. Information technology resources,
including e-mail and the web, shall not be used for personal commercial
gain, for charitable solicitations unless these are authorized by the
appropriate college administrator, for personal political activities
such as campaigning for candidates for public office, or for lobbying
of public officials.
- Use of technology resources to threaten, harass or offend
others. Technology resources shall not be used to intimidate or create
an atmosphere of harassment based upon gender, race, religion, ethnic
origin, creed or sexual orientation. Fraudulent, threatening,
obscene, or pornographic use for distribution, to harass, or intimidate
- Attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized access
to the network, any computer, or the files of another person.
- Undermining password security. No one should use the
username or password of another; nor should anyone provide his or her
username or password to another, except in the cases necessary to facilitate
computer maintenance and repairs by the Computer Center staff.
- Willful misrepresentation of yourself as another person
in any electronic communication.
- Distributing unsolicited mass mailings. This includes
information not directly dealing with College business, events or announcements
such as electronic chain letters, advertisements of for-sale items,
community events, etc., without authorization from the appropriate
- Using any College technology resource to violate local,
state, or federal law, or another College policy.
- Violating libel, copyright, fair-use, or trademark laws
while using Cowley technology resources.
Failure to comply with designated stipulations may result
in disciplinary action or termination.
Adopted July 21, 2003
Revised July 19, 2004
Revised August 11, 2008