Information and communication system resources are essential assets of Oxford College. The entire
community (students, faculty, and staff) is responsible for ensuring that computing and communication
facilities are used in an effective, efficient, ethical and lawful manner. To ensure that all users fully
understand their responsibilities regarding technology resources, Oxford College of Emory University has an established Acceptable Use Policy at these websites:
All Oxford College technology users are required to read this policy. Some practices to keep in mind are:
Highlighted Activities You Can Do Online:
Highlighted Activities You Cannot Do Online:
- Download copyrighted music, movies, software without paying for them.
- Use your Oxford account for business or illegal puposes.
- Send or forward spam.
- Run, operate, or maintain a server on the ResNet.
- Users may not engage in any unlawful purpose or transmit material in violation of applicable local, state or federal laws or university regulations.
- Users must not purposely engage in activity that may harass, threaten or abuse others.
- Degrade the performance of information resources.
- Deprive an authorized user of access to a technology resource.
- Attempt to circumvent Oxford College's security measures.
- Users must not attempt to access data or programs contained on university systems for which they do not have authorization.
- Users any not share account(s), passwords or similar information or device that maybe used for identification and authorization purposes.
- Users are prohibited from making or using illegal copies of copyrighted materials or software. This includes illegally downloading software and materials like music, movies, etc from the internet. No illegal copies of such material or software may be stored on college's systems, or transmitted over Emory University networks. The college is subject to legislation, and inspection of its servers and sites by such groups as the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). These groups are authorized to act on behalf of their member companies in matters involving the infringement of their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and common law right on the internet. Users found distributing or storing MP3's on university servers and shares may be subject to disciplinary action as stated in the University Computer Use Policy. The person could also face criminal charges, state or federal, due to infringing activity on state-owned servers and workstations.
- Users may not copy software applications from one PC to another unless legally permitted.
Email Policies to Adhere to:
- Do not send or forward chain letters.
- Do not send unsolicited messages to large groups except when needed for academic or administrative mission of the university.
- Do not send excessively large or numerous messages unless in coordination with OCIT (Oxford College Information Technology).
- Do not intentionally send or forward email containing computer viruses.
What Happens to Policy Violators:
The college may take any action that is necessary to investigate and address violations of these policies, including temporarily or permanently terminating network access or computer use privileges pending the outcome of an investigation.
Reporting Security Breach:
Any suspected security breach should be reported immediately to the Chief Information Officer of Oxford College or OCIT (Oxford College Information Technology).