Policy 7.08 - Use of Information Systems

Access to information systems, including the Internet, computer systems, and computer networks at Southeastern Community College, is provided to authorized users for those resources that they have been granted rights to use. This use is granted subject to state laws, including, but not limited to, North Carolina General Statutes, Article 60, “Computer-Related Crime,” Chapter 14:453, 457; and federal laws, including, but not limited to, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1994, Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Computer Security Act of 1990, and subsequent amendments to these laws.

Use of information systems must be ethical, reflect academic honesty, and demonstrate restraint in the use of shared resources.  Use must also be free from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance.  User must be respectful of intellectual property; ownership of data, system security, and individual privacy. Violations of this policy and/or accompanying guidelines result in appropriate disciplinary action through college judicial procedures, which may include, but not be limited to, suspension of computing and information system access privileges, termination of employment, and suspension or expulsion.

BOT Update: March 16, 2010, July 20, 2010, March 11, 2019

Reviewed on October 19, 2020