Responsible Use Policies
These documents apply to any member of the Ursinus community, whether at the college or elsewhere, and refer to all Information Technology resources, whether individually controlled or shared, stand alone or networked.
These documents are the base set of guidelines for use of any resources offered by all service providers across campus. This includes Information Technology but does not necessarily exclude any other service provider. Service providers may supplement theses document with more specific guidelines for their users.
As members of the Ursinus community, and in accordance with this Proper Use policy, all users have the responsibility to use information services in an effective, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. Ethical and legal standards that apply to Information Technology resources derive directly from standards of common sense and common courtesy that apply to the use of any shared resource. The purpose of the guidelines described in these documents is to specify user responsibilities in accordance with a Proper Use policy and to promote the ethical, legal, and secure use of Information Technology resources for the protection of all members of the Ursinus community. The College extends membership in this community to its students and employees with the stipulation that they be good citizens, and that they contribute to creating and maintaining an open community of responsible users.