Information Technology Services: Acceptable Use of Technology

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c. Prohibited Use

Use of the College’s information technology resources must not violate applicable federal, state, or local law, including U.S. copyright law, or applicable College policies, and, if international travel is involved, the laws of the relevant nation or state. From any location, College resources may not be used to transmit fraudulent, malicious, harassing, or defamatory content or other activities that would create a hostile learning or work environment.

d. Political Use

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the College is prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office, and no substantial part of the College’s activities may be directed to influencing legislation (i.e. lobbying). Individuals may not use College information technology resources for political purposes in a manner that results in or suggests the College itself is participating in campaign or political activity or fundraising, or for influencing legislation. Any other use with respect to political activity must be permitted by applicable College policy and consistent with applicable laws.