Network Connection Acceptable Use

Acceptable Use Policy

McDaniel College provides computing resources to support the academic research and instructional activities of the institution. The resources are intended for the sole use of College faculty, staff, students and other authorized users. Use of the College's information technology resources is a privilege. The following types of activities are examples of behaviors that are unethical and unacceptable, and in some cases may violate state or federal law and/or the McDaniel College Student Honor Code.
  1. Attempting to alter system, hardware, software or account configurations.
  2. Accessing or monitoring another individual's accounts, files, software, electronic mail, or computer resources without the permission of the owner.
  3. Misrepresenting your identity, role or the identity of any other person in any type of electronic communication.
  4. Misusing the College's computing resources so as to reduce their efficiency or to affect access to the detriment of other users.
  5. Breaching or attempting to breach computer security systems, whether with or without malicious intent.
  6. Engaging in any activity that might be harmful to systems or to any stored information such as creating or propagating viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, or other rogue programs, disrupting services, or damaging files.
  7. Violating copyright and/or software license agreements.
  8. Using computing resources to threaten or harass others or transmitting obscene or fraudulent messages.
  9. Using computing resources for commercial or profit-making purposes.
  10. Installing or operating computer games on College owned computers for purposes other than academic instruction.
  11. Downloading or posting to College computers without authorization.

Policies and regulations of the college, including the Student Honor Code, and state and federal law, are applicable to computing resources.

Addendum to Responsible Use Policy for Residence Hall Ethernet Connections