All individuals covered under this policy have the responsibility to use Monroe College's computing and network facilities in an ethical, professional, and legal manner as well as in accordance with the College's mission. Civil discourse is at the heart of a College free from intimidation and harassment and based upon a respect for individuals and a desire to learn from others.
While debate on controversial issues is inevitable and essential,it is everyone's responsibility to do so in a way that advances the cause of learning and mutual understanding. This policy supports the principles of academic freedom. This means that users agree to abide by the following conditions:
- Use the College's computing facilities and information resources, including hardware, software, networks, and computer accounts, responsibly and appropriately. Respect the rights of other computing users, and respect all contractual and licensing agreements.
- Do not use computers or computer accounts which require authorization unless such use has been granted to you.
- The College's network and computer infrastructure is a finite resource. Use computer accounts for the purpose(s) for which they have been issued. Commercial use of the College's computing resources, not related to previously approved projects, is prohibited.
- Be responsible for all computer accounts and for protecting each account's password.
- Report unauthorized use or abuse of your accounts to your supervisor, system administrator, or other appropriate authorities.
- During an investigation of a problem, cooperate with the IT department's requests for information about computing activities.