computer policy

August 28, 2013

No member of the community may, under any circumstances,
use Holyoke Community College’s computers
or networks to libel, slander, or harass any other person.
The following shall constitute Computer
Harassment: 1) Intentionally using the computer to
annoy, harass, terrify, intimidate, threaten, offend, or
bother another person by conveying obscene language,
pictures, or other materials or threats of bodily
harm to the recipient or the recipient’s immediate
family; 2) intentionally using the computer to contact
another person repeatedly with the intent to annoy,
harass, or bother, whether or not any actual message is
communicated, and/or where no purpose of legitimate
communication exists, and where the recipient has
expressed a desire for the communication to cease; 3)
intentionally using the computer to contact another
person repeatedly regarding a matter for which one
does not have a legal right to communicate, once the
recipient has provided reasonable notice that he or
she desires such communication to cease (such as debt
collection); 4) intentionally using the computer to
disrupt or damage the academic research, administrative,
or related pursuits or another; 5) intentionally
using the computer to invade the privacy, academic or
otherwise, or another or the threatened invasion of
privacy of another.

Computer Policy

August 28, 2013

Users of the college’s computing resources are obligated to do the following:


3. Respect the rights of others to privacy, freedom from theft, harassment, or copyright infringement by not engaging in ” Unauthorized copying, modifying, or destroying of work on the computer systems, both at the college and available over the network, and from accessing or attempting to access password protected or explicitly restricted computing resources for which the user is not authorized. ” Practices which would create a hostile working or learning environment or cause harm to others and/or the system as a whole, including engaging in or disseminating illegal, obscene, threatening, or unwelcome electronic communication, displaying or printing sexually explicit material in a public location, damaging computer resources electronically or physically, or engaging in conduct that discriminates on a legally prohibited basis.