Policy Governing the Use of General Access Computer Labs
Access to the facilities:
- The labs are for the use of members of the Willamette community only (students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests).
- Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis.
- If a station is left unattended for more than 20 minutes, another user may have access to the machine.
- Academic work by students takes precedence over all other uses of the computers, such as non-academic e-mail or web-surfing. Users engaged in non-academic activity may be asked to give up the computer to another user with academic work to carry out.
- Collins 407 may be reserved for seminars and workshops by contacting the Registrar's office during the academic year or by contacting the Scheduling office during the summer. Users that are not part of such a workshop may be asked to leave the room.
Appropriate use of the facilities:
- Food and drink are not permitted in the lab.
- Software may not be copied to or from any computer without special permission from WITS.
- The machines may not be reconfigured without permission.
- Files may not be saved to the computer's hard drive.
- Multiple copies may not be printed. A copy machine is available for duplication.
- Files of other users are not to be altered without permission.
- Use of the computer facilities should not hamper or interfere with the ability of other students to do academic work. Activities to be avoided include excessive computer volume, loud conversation, and disruptive behavior.
Willamette University is not responsible for problems caused by computer viruses, work left unattended on a computer, improper use of the equipment, or loss of data due to equipment malfunctions or any other reason.
WITS is not responsible for any items left in the computer lab. This includes student IDs, books, personal items, and so on.
Use of the Willamette General Access Computer Labs is governed by the Willamette University Student Code of Conduct, as well as all policies outlined in WITS documents.
Willamette's sexual harassment policy covers all uses of electronic technology and communication on campus, including e-mail correspondence, newsgroups and viewing of Web pages. Refer to the Sexual Harassment Policy for further information and a description of your option in addressing sexual harassment. See the Selected Policies Manual for a list of contact and resource people.
Instances of improper use will be investigated according to the appropriate WITS policies and the Code of Student Conduct.
Investigations that discover improper use may cause the WITS staff to:
- limit the access of those found using facilities or services improperly;
- install automatic measures to limit improper use;
- disclose information found during the investigation to other University authorities;
- begin disciplinary actions as prescribed by University policies and procedures.