Actions Against the Institution

Conduct which involves the unauthorized accessing or alteration of documents and records controlled by the College, including class papers and examinations, or improper use of College resources may constitute an “action against the institution.”

Examples of actions against the institution include:

• Altering a College ID
• Tampering with College documents or records by hand
• Misappropriation of College funds.
• Claiming falsely to represent the College or a College-registered organization.
• Use of any College resources including electronic and physical in support of any for-profit enterprise.
• Information, network, computer, and telephone violations

Violations may include improperly accessing, or changing access to, or improperly changing information on or removing information from another’s computer or telephone. “Violations of authorial integrity including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.” (From Using Software, published by EDUCOM. Used with permission.)

Any user who either accesses information to which they have no right or uses an excessive amount of system resources is acting in an unethical manner. Information and Library Services reserves the right to take whatever actions are necessary to prevent a user from violating the rights of other users. Students who violate these standards for use of information, network, and computers may also be subject to disciplinary action by the Dean or the Student Conduct Committee. The College Computer Use Policy provides a detailed description of the responsibilities of users of the College’s computing resources.

• Misrepresentation to gain access or use of a service or facility
Violations may include lying in order to gain access to a College building, office, lab, and so on.

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