| ||The privilege of using the campus Local Area Network (LAN) and attached computer resources is extended to Lake Region students, faculty, staff, and authorized users. The LAN is designed and intended to serve the institution's academic and administrative computer purposes. |
In order to ensure responsible, secure, legal, and ethical use, the following conditions shall apply:
Access to computing and networking resources, computer accounts, passwords, and other types of authorization are assigned to individual users and must not be shared with others. Users are responsible for any use or misuse of their authentication information and authorized services. Users are encouraged to change passwords frequently to ensure privacy and security. Passwords will also change on a predetermined schedule.
The LAN is shared by faculty, staff and students, no one may use excessive bandwidth which interferes with service to others.
Users are prohibited from using, inspecting, copying, storing, and redistributing copyrighted material and computer programs in violation of copyright laws. Software subject to licensing must be properly licensed and all users must strictly adhere to all license provisions (installation, use, copying, number of simultaneous users, term of license, etc.).
Users shall not install or use software on the LAN in a manner contrary to law or this policy.
Users shall not participate in activities that may alter the integrity, function, or security of the LAN or computer resources. This includes physical misuse, alteration of software or download executable files from the Internet (unless instructed by faculty or staff) or, creation or installation of user-owned software programs onto Lake Region computer equipment. This includes all forms of computer games not approved for use.
Users shall respect the privacy and personal rights of all other users. Users will refrain from intentionally using the computer to annoy, harass, terrify, intimidate, threaten, offend or bother another person by conveying obscene language, pictures, or other materials or threats of bodily harm to the recipient or the recipient's immediate family. Users shall not use computing facilities for any illegal purpose or to send any material that is obscene or defamatory, or intended to annoy, harass or alarm another person which serves no legitimate purpose.
Use of computing resources for business, profit, or in a manner contrary to institutional, academic or administrative purposes is prohibited. Use of computing facilities to commit acts of academic dishonesty will be handled through existing campus procedures which address allegations of academic dishonesty.
Harmful activities are prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to, IP spoofing; creating and propagating viruses; port scanning; disrupting services; damaging files; or intentional destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data. Authorized users may not use computing resources for unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications.
Users shall not represent themselves as another individual in electronic communication. The use of anonymous remailers is prohibited. Sending chain e-mail is prohibited.
Users should be aware that logs are created tracking Internet and e-mail use. These logs are primarily used for security purposes but may also be used to enforce computer usage policies.
All computers or other electronic equipment attached to the LRSC computer network must be registered and approved by LRSC ITS Department prior to being connected to the network.
Use of Lake Region's computer equipment contrary to this policy will result in:
- 1st Offense: Suspension of privileges for one to two weeks and/or a fine up to $50.
- 2nd Offense: Suspension of privileges for one to two weeks and/or a fine up to $100.
- 3rd Offense: Suspension of privileges and forwarded to the Vice President of Student Affairs for disciplinary action which could include suspension and a fine up to $150.
Students may appeal disciplinary action by following the Student Appeals Procedure.
The acceptance and use of a User ID and password implies you have read and agreed to this computer policy. Users, not Lake Region State College, will be held liable for illegal computer related activities.