3.05 College Computer Equipment, Network, Software
The college reserves the use of all computer equipment, including all hardware, software and network cabling for academic and educational services supervised and authorized by college staff. The following unauthorized use of college computer related equipment and services would be considered violations of the Student Code of Conduct and subject to educational and disciplinary action to include immediate suspension and restitution.
The college reserves the right to restrict access to the college and state computer network system from one day to a complete denial of access based upon the severity of the computer violation. A denial of access will affect computer class completion and use of college computers to complete
assignments. This list is not all-inclusive and will be modified at the discretion and approval of the Vice President of Student Services.
- Unauthorized entry into a computer file to use, read, copy, change, delete, and modify the contents for any purpose.
- Unauthorized transfer of a file, copying, duplicating of files or software.
- Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification, password and call letters.
- Use of college equipment, software and computer network services to retrieve pornographic materials, materials intended to inflame and degrade any person or individuals.
- Use of college equipment, software and computer network services to violate the College Code of Conduct and/or Proscribed Conduct such as and not limited to the following: harassment - all kinds, hazing, lewd and indecent materials, cheating, plagiarism, falsifying identification cards, abusive speech and fighting words that incite and stigmatize individuals.
- Personally identifiable messages that are directed toward an individual to incite discrimination and harassment.
- Use of college equipment, software and computer network services to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or college official.
- Use of college equipment, software and computer network services to interfere, disrupt, or cause any operational changes with the normal functions of the college computer network.
- Use of college equipment, software and computer network services for commercial and/or private gain.
- The college cannot insure the security or privacy of e-mail sent or received on any of the NJC servers. Students may want to consider that e-mail is like a postcard and may be viewed by anyone with access to the NJC network servers.
The NJC Computer Use Agreement can be found online and in the Appendix of this handbook.