The College Network incorporates all electronic communication systems and equipment at Glen Oaks Community College (the “College”). This Network Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) sets forth the standards by which all Users may use the shared College Network. The College Network is provided to support the College and its mission of education, service, and research. Any other uses (other than permitted personal use as discussed below), including uses that jeopardize the integrity of the College Network, the privacy or safety of other Users, or that are otherwise illegal are prohibited. The use of the College Network is a revocable privilege.
By using or accessing the College Network, Users agree to comply with this AUP and other applicable College policies which may be implemented from time to time, as well as all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Only Users are authorized to use and/or access the College Network. The term “User” refers to any faculty, staff, or student associated with the College, as well as any other individual with access to computers or other network devices that have been approved by the Network Administrator or Dean of Finance and Administrative Services (DFA) for connection to the College Network. This definition includes, but is not limited to, contractors, visitors, and temporary affiliates.
General requirements for acceptable use of the College Network are based on the following principles:
- Each User is expected to behave responsibly with respect to the College Network and other Users at all times.
- Each User is expected to respect the integrity and the security of the College Network.
- Each User is expected to behave in a manner consistent with College’s mission and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and College policies.
- Each User is expected to be considerate of the needs of other Users by making every reasonable effort not to impede the ability of others to use the College Network and show restraint in the consumption of shared resources.
- Each User is expected to respect the rights and property of others, including privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property.
- Each User is expected to cooperate with the College to investigate potential unauthorized and/or illegal use of the College Network.
- Each User is expected to respect the security and integrity of College computer systems and data.
Without limiting the general guidelines listed above, unless expressly agreed to by the Network Administrator, the following activities are specifically prohibited:
The College reserves the right to review and/or monitor any transmissions sent or received through the College Network. Access to other transmissions sent or received through the College Network may occur in the following circumstances:
- in accordance with generally accepted, network-administration practices;
- to prevent or investigate any actual or potential information security incidents and system misuse, if deemed necessary by authorized personnel;
- to investigate reports of violation of College policy or local, state, or federal law;
- to comply with legal requests for information (such as subpoenas and public records requests); and
- to retrieve information in emergency circumstances where there is a threat to health, safety, or College property involved
Penalties for violating this AUP may include:
- Restricted access or loss of access to the College Network;
- Disciplinary actions against personnel and students associated with the College,
- Termination and/or expulsion from the College, and
- Civil and/or criminal liability.
The College, in consultation with its legal counsel, may contact local or federal law enforcement authorities to investigate any matter at its sole discretion.
The College reserves the right to update or revise this AUP or implement additional policies in the future. Users are responsible for staying informed about College policies regarding the use of computer and network resources and complying with all applicable policies. The College shall provide notice of any such modifications or amendments by email to the College community. Any such modification shall be effective immediately upon notice being provided regardless of whether subscriber actually reads such notice.
Adopted by Board of Trustees April 9, 1997, revised June 9, 1999, January 12, 2000, October 13, 2004, and June 11, 2014.