ITS Computer Rules & Guidelines
'Netiquette' - Internet Etiquette
You are held accountable for everything you do in the computer labs. Keep the following in mind when using the computers:
- Don't view web pages which may appear offensive to someone else in the lab.
- Don't send junk mail (spam) to other people.
- Do proofread all e-mail messages before you send them (you cannot stop e-mail once it is sent!).
- Don't harass others via e-mail, chats or any other form of on-line communication.
- Hacking of any kind is strictly prohibited and will be dealt with accordingly.
Computer Lab Rules & Regulations
The computer labs are shared among many people and as a result IT Services has developed the following rules to foster cooperation and to provide an environment for learning and academic achievements:
- Brock University Computing Facilities are for the use of Brock Students and Faculty. Others must receive permission from User Services (F314). Student ID cards may be checked at any time. Please have your card available.
- Lab computers are intended to be used in pursuit of academic objectives.
- In accordance with Sections 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 of the Brock University Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures, it is not permissible to send, view or print messages/graphics that are sexually explicit or of a harassing nature using any equipment in the computer lab.
- Eating and drinking are prohibited in the computer labs.
- Installing software/applications/programs is prohibited. Exceptions only by permission of User Services (F314). If there is software required for a specific course, please notify the Lab Advisor or User Services.
- Computer hardware components cannot be used with any lab equipment or in any labs without permission.
- No vandalism. Do not destroy or deface any part of a computer (including mouse pads).
- No unauthorized copying of software or other copyrighted materials.
- Be considerate and preserve a quiet environment.
- Be patient and considerate of other computer users and Lab Advisors. When planning your projects, allow extra time for crowded facilities, busy printers and occasional hardware failures.
- It is required that each user read and be aware of the Guide to Academic Computer Behaviour available in the current University Undergraduate Calendar.