Luther College, as part of a continuing commitment to faculty, students, and staff, provides certain telecommunications and computing equipment as well as access services. These facilities include centralized servers for email, www, administrative applications, academic applications, and data; a fiber based campus network backbone as well as associated network hardware and software which distribute network resources to academic, administrative, and residential buildings; desktop resources such as computers, printers, and software; as well as access to campus and global information resources. These resources are to be used for education, research, and administrative purposes related to the mission of the College, and consistent with appropriate codes of College conduct. It is expected that users of campus information technology resources will respect the priority of these purposes.
As a Luther student, faculty, or staff you are encouraged to use these resources. By using these facilities, you agree to abide by all policies and procedures of the College. Luther College expects ethical and responsible behavior. You are expected to conduct yourself as appropriate for any good citizen and you will not participate in any illegal activity, any for profit commercial activity, or anything else that will negatively impact other users of Luther College information technology resources.
Use of these resources is governed by and is subject to all applicable college policies. For student governance, see the Student Handbook for details of the Luther Code, specifically sections 6.3 Obstruction of Activities and/or Causing a Disturbance; 6.7 Vandalism; and 6.9 Use of College Owned Equipment or Facilities for Unlawful Purposes. Also in the Handbook under the heading “Offenses Which Exploit Others”, see specifically sections on Sexual Harassment, and Discriminatory or Harassing Conduct.
For details on faculty or staff governance, see the respective handbook or other authorities that describe the Luther Code as it applies to faculty and staff.
Failure to comply with any of these or other applicable policies will result in sanctions as outlined in those policies and denial of access to these information technology resources.
By using the information technology resource provided by the College, you are indicating your acceptance of this policy and your promise to abide by it.