Student Handbook – Computer and Internet Policy

Category: Other Speech Codes, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: June 21, 2004

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Information Review: The university maintains the right to review the use and content of all university equipment, electronically transmitted information (i.e. email) and the data network in cases of reasonable suspicion of violation of this policy. Administrators, UIT personnel, and supervisors are authorized to review the use and content of university systems at whatever level they are granted clearance. In this way, the university seeks not to infringe on academic freedom or intellectual property rights, but to ensure that its investment be used for academic and administrative purposes.

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Policy

In light of the call for Character, Scholarship, and Leadership in the university mission statement as well as liability, it is important to make several statements regarding appropriate use of this equipment and these systems:

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In keeping with the specific standards outlined in the community lifestyle statement and the student handbook, university equipment should not be used to create, send, receive, or
view material containing (except for university sanctioned research):
*Occult practice (including but not limited to Satanism, witchcraft, and Wicca).
*Sexually immoral behavior (including but not limited to fornication, adultery, homosexuality, pedophilia, and bestiality).
*Pornography (including but not limited to depictions of sexual activity or graphic nudity with an appeal to prurient interests). *Hate and hate crimes (including but not limited to racism, sexism and supremacist action or theory).
*Terrorist activities (including but not limited to bomb making, sabotage, destructive actions, computer cracking, and threats).
*Anything else that advocates behaviors contrary to the lifestyle commitments of the mission of Indiana Wesleyan University.

Failure to maintain these principles or unauthorized use of equipment, systems or programs will subject employees or students to discipline or dismissal.

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