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Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Access to the campus networks and the Internet is intended to benefit the student, faculty, and staff of the College by facilitating research and education. Network access privileges may be revoked if abused.

Prohibited Uses and Access

  • Use for purposes that violate federal or state laws, this includes copyright laws that prohibit the downloading or distribution of copyright protected data such as music, video or video games.
  • Use for a private enterprise or not-for-profit organizations unless authorized by the College.
  • Use in any way that interferes with or disrupts other network users, services or equipment.
  • Accessing sites that are pornographic or offensive in nature.
  • Accessing or attempting to access restricted data files, software or systems without authorization.
  • Creating or transmitting lewd, obscene, hateful, bigoted or discriminatory material or information.
  • Concealing or misrepresenting one’s name or affiliation to mask irresponsible or offensive electronic communication.
  • Using electronic mail or other network communications to harass, offend, or annoy other users.
  • Sending chain letters through electronic mail.

 Technology Accounts
Users should not consider the College’s computer systems as secure. The information contained in a user’s Technology Account (account names, e-mail messages and attachments, and files stored on a College server) is the property of the College, not personal property. The system administrator may access all information for the purpose of diagnosing and correcting system problems. Users may not share their account names and passwords with others. Allowing another person to log on to one’s own account by sharing the account name and password will result in revocation of the account.

Academic Computing Lab Usage Policy
Lab facilities and services are for academic use only. They are to be used in an efficient, ethical, and legal manner. To this end, and consistent with the general principles governing our academic community, users are expected to:

  • Learn appropriate uses of software, keep archives and backup copies of important data, and take reasonable precautions against contracting and propagating computer viruses.
  • Refrain from bringing food or drinks into the labs, or if brought, to clean up after themselves.
  • Avoid printing unnecessary output or more than two copies of any file.
  • Conduct themselves with due considerations for other users (limit conversations and talk in a subdued voice, avoid using cellular phones or radios).
  • Comply with any other operational rules and restrictions that may be posted in the labs or published in the Academic Computer Services Guidebook for Students.

 Users Are Prohibited From

  • Occupying the labs or using lab facilities at any time other than during lab operating hours.
  • Installing, removing or modifying the installation of any software or supporting files on lab computers.
  • Moving, repairing or modifying the equipment or network or attaching external devices to it.

Please refer to the Elmhurst College Student Handbook (“E-Book”).

Students who are enrolled in graduate-level Computer Science classes may use designated labs during the school term on a 24-hour basis. Certain labs may have restricted hours due to undergraduate use or scheduled maintenance.

Visitor Policy
Elmhurst residents, Elmhurst College alumni, and students and faculty of other accredited colleges and universities may use the open lab facilities of Daniels Hall subject to the following:

  • Visitors must obtain a guest pass in Room 107 and display it while working in the labs.
  • The two PCs along the blackboards at the front of the open labs are for visitor use. All other stations are reserved for currently enrolled Elmhurst College students, faculty and staff.
  • During busy periods, lab access privileges may be suspended, or time limits may be imposed on work sessions. Technical assistance may also be unavailable.
  • No one under the age of 18 may use the labs unless accompanied by a parent at all times. Individuals under the age of 18 are not allowed to use the computers or other equipment.
  • A fee of 10 cents per page is charged for printed output. No more than two copies of a document may be printed.
  • No animals or pets are allowed in the computer labs.
  • No one may install, remove or modify software on the lab computers. Except for headphones, no one may, attach, remove, repair or modify computers, peripherals or network equipment.
  • No one may use lab facilities to operate or support commercial or not-for-profit enterprises.
  • No one may use the network in any way that interferes with its operation or offends other network users or for purposes that violate federal or state laws (such as downloading and distributing MP3 files).

Users are asked to refrain from bringing food and beverages into the labs, and in any case, to leave the equipment and workspace in clean condition when finished.

For specific technology help and support, please visit the help desk or contact us for immediate service.

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