Central State University

Apr 20, 2009
Fair Computing Practices
By Brian Jackson

The following items are examples of unacceptable uses which, depending on the circumstances and severity, may result in verbal warning, loss of account privileges, expulsion, dismissal or criminal prosecution:

  • Use of computing or networking facilities to violate federal or state laws, software license agreements, copyright, or University regulations and policies.

  • Attempting to bypass standard procedures or limitations set by Computer Services. This includes, but is not limited to, interfering with computer security systems and accessing a file without permission. Lack of file protection does not give the user a right to access files other than their own without permission.

  • Use of computing or networking facilities for anything other than course-related, faculty-supervised research work, or University related work. For example, playing games and using computers for personal or commercial gain, including use of your Central State University email address for business purposes. For users that have access to Central State University‚Äôs Virtual Private Network (VPN) access, use for non-University related pursuits is permitted, provided that such pursuits are strictly personal and non-commercial in nature. Use of a Central State University email account is also restricted to personal and non-commercial activities.

  • Use of another person's computer account. (Special exceptions require written permission from the Director of Computer Services.)

  • Attempting to discover or distribute another user's password.

  • Sending, distributing or displaying information that is offensive or annoying to others. Examples include, sending chain letters, displaying offensive graphics and knowingly propagating computer viruses.

  • Tampering or interfering with computers, printers, network equipment or their configuration settings. (Please report any equipment problems to Information Technology & Services).

  • Eating and drinking in student computer work areas or near computer equipment.

Central State University
1400 Brush Row Rd.
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384