Open Data Jack Student Acceptable
The following policies and procedures pertain to student usage of the SCSU
network. Failure to comply with these policies and procedures may result
in the loss of network privileges as determined by the severity of the violation.
All SCSU policies and guidelines regarding student conduct are applicable
to all users. These policies include, but are not limited to, those that
prohibit harassment, and discrimination and the like. Additionally, all state
and federal laws are applicable.
- Connecting a computer to the campus network signals your FULL agreement
to and understanding of this Acceptable Use Policy and any future modifications
- Any loss of network privileges may not be mitigated by or substituted
for other disciplinary action resulting from violation of university policy,
and state or federal laws. Depending on the severity of the violation,
disciplinary action may result in loss of computing and e-mail privileges,
and probation, suspension, or expulsion from SCSU. SCSU will cooperate
in providing system access to state or federal authorities as may be required
for law enforcement purposes.
- SCSU network administrators reserve the right
to monitor stability and security of the network. Accordingly, at any time
administrators may monitor bandwidth usage and/or stability of the network;
and perform scans of the network intended to discover violation of policies
and/or potential security hazards.
- Users may not tamper with, modify, or
extend wiring. This applies to all network wiring, data jacks, related
hardware, and network or Internet services. Wireless access points, which
would in effect extend the network beyond the SCSU provided network and
potentially provide wireless connections to others, are prohibited unless
specifically approved by the SCSU network staff. Wireless devices such
as wireless network cards, which utilize university provided wireless access
points, may be used.
- Only two computers may be registered to each individual
student at any given time. SCSU Network Administrators must approve secondary
computer registrations. Network Administrators reserve the right to deny
any secondary registration request (contact the HelpDesk for more information).
one IP address will be assigned to each registered computer via DHCP. Students
may NOT have multiple IP addresses per computer. Hardcoding, or manual
specification of any network settings, will not be allowed and is considered
prohibited. IP addresses are not “static” and may
change at anytime.
- IP Addresses may NOT be registered to domain names outside
of St. Cloud State University.(Example: registering your IP to something
- Use of the SCSU network for commercial purposes or
financial gain is not allowed in any form other than the publishing of
your resume on the World Wide Web. This includes, but is not limited to,
selling access to resources on your computer or making a direct financial
gain from use of network resources.
- Abuse (intentional or not) of network
resources is prohibited. This includes any activities performed by a student,
or group of students, that is considered detrimental to the network and/or
cause excessive traffic.
- No student, or group of students, may in any way
restrict or interfere with others’ access to or use of the network.
of others is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to the use of
anonymous/forged E-mail, "SPAM", and other unsolicited
messages. Port scanning of systems (campus and/or Internet) is prohibited
and considered harassment.
- Students will be held responsible for all activity
originating from their registered computer. This includes all actions taken
by guests using a connection registered under your name.
- All shares (including
text files) on the Network Neighborhood or Appletalk network must be password
protected. Passwords must not be empty. Shares will not be available from
- No student may use the SCSU network to commit any illegal act
or to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any data or system
(regardless of whether that data or system is secure). Granting access
to copyrighted software or other copyrighted material (including MP3 files
from copyrighted music media and digitized video from copyrighted motion
pictures) on the network is prohibited.
- Students may NOT run servers on
the SCSU network. Examples of servers include, but are not limited to,
WWW, FTP, SMTP, POP, NTTP, DNS, DHCP, IRC, Telnet, and Hotline Server.
network administrators have the responsibility to protect fair access to
network and Internet resources by all users and to implement, publicize,
and enforce policy consistent with these rights. Accordingly, administrators
may remove any user, service, or program from the network (without notice)
that impedes with fair access pending an investigation and decision, or
- SCSU reserves the right to modify, change, and
reformat this document as it deems necessary without permission or consent
of its network users. Copies of these guidelines will remain available
via HuskyNet web site.