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Responsible Network Use Policy

Purpose: To protect the campus network and personal computers owned by students, employees, and guests, and to provide reliable, responsive network performance.

A. Required upon registration for campus network connectivity:

  1. The most current version of the operating system is installed and configured.
  2. The most current version of antivirus software is installed and configured.
  3. The most current version of anti-spyware software is installed and configured.
  4. The computer has been scanned and is free of viruses and spyware.

B. Required to maintain current versions of the software listed in A.

C. It is the individual’s responsibility to acquire the software listed in A. from a source other than the CSC network. Once connected to the campus network, individuals may obtain updates via the CSC network.  However, it is the individual’s responsibility to obtain updates in a timely manner and prior to expiration.

D. Required to turn file serving off.
File serving is defined as software which serves information (audio, video, data) to the network, including personal web servers, ftp servers, etc. File sharing software which does not allow serving to be turned 100% off is not allowed to function on the campus network.

E. Required to keep legal downloading to a minimum.
Downloading of copyrighted material is prohibited as per the CSC Copyright Policy.

F. Required to use the wired and/or wireless IP address information and port as assigned by the Department of Information Technology. Utilization of unassigned address information or unassigned ports is not authorized.

G. Violators of this policy will be disconnected from the network. Offenses carry forward to subsequent terms:

1st offense:   7 days
2nd offense: 14 days
3rd offense:  30 days, Petition to Director required to reconnect
4th offense:  Permanent

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