Users must agree to the following: Respect for the rights of others is imperative. Civil discussion is at the heart of a university community free of intimidation and harassment and based upon a respect for individuals as well as a desire to learn from others. While debate on controversial issues is inevitable and essential, bear in mind that it is the user’s responsibility to do so in a way that actually advances the cause of learning and mutual understanding.
Do not send or store inappropriate messages. Examples include but are not limited to the following list:
b. Any sexually suggestive, pornographic or obscene material or material that a reasonable individual may find personally offensive or inappropriate;
h. Harassment or threats, including but not limited to, the distribution of defamatory, fraudulent, intimidating, abusive, or offensive messages.
Nuisance email or other online messages such as chain letters or obscene, harassing,
offensive or other unwelcome messages are prohibited. Such email should be reported to
the departmental system administrator or CUIT help desk immediately.
Electronic mail must not be used for the purpose of chain letters, personal advertisements, or solicitations. All electronic mail should be professional and courteous. The use of profanity or offensive language is prohibited.
Harassment: Sending e-mail in any form (including text, graphic or audio files) that may be perceived as harassment is prohibited.
Appropriate Use of E-mail
Granite State College policy prohibits certain types of e-mail. These include mail
that may be perceived as harassment, political campaigning, or commercial
solicitation. Mass mailings and chain mail are also prohibited because they
consume large amounts of system resources. Use of e-mail for private or personal
business is not permitted. However, incidental personal use is permissible so long
as: 1) it does not consume more than a trivial amount of resources; 2) it does not
interfere with staff productivity; and 3) it does not preempt any business activity.
Clients shall not stalk others, post, transmit, or originate any unlawful, threatening,
abusive, fraudulent, hateful, defamatory, obscene, or pornographic communication,
or any communication where the message, or its transmission or distribution,
would constitute or would encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal
offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national, or