University Computer Abuse Policy

Responsible use of computer technology on campus is expected of all students, faculty and staff. Failure to do so will result in an investigation by the CIO or the Information Technology Staff. After a hearing, suspension of computer resource privileges may occur. A link to Arcadia's Acceptable Use Policy can be found in the IT Security and Privacy module under the Technology tab on MyArcadia.

Examples of computer abuse include:

  • Unauthorized attempt to modify computer equipment or peripherals.
  • Unauthorized attempt to add/delete/change software, such as games, graphics, operating systems, compilers, utility routines.
  • Use of an account without proper authorization from the owner of the account.
  • Reading or using private files, including the University's administrative or academic files, without proper authorization, or changing or deleting private files belonging to another user without proper authorization.
  • Violations of property rights and copyrights in data and computer programs. Use of software to communicate offensive or obscene messages to other users of the system.
  • The use of any Arcadia University PC for copying licensed or copyrighted software (whether the software is owned by the University or not) is strictly prohibited.
  • Copying University-owned licensed or copyrighted software on any other PC. Arcadia University Computer Lab consultants/operators are authorized to monitor and report such violations.

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