Stetson University

Networking Code of Computing Ethics

  • The Internet is to be used to facilitate the exchange of information consistent with the academic, educational and research purposes of the university. Users of the Internet are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not interfere with or harass individual or institutional activities.
  • Ethical standards that apply to the use of computer resources are derived directly from the standards of common sense, decency and courtesy that apply to the use of any public resource.
  • The following standards apply to the use of the Internet:
    • Offensive, rude, obscene or harassing material via any email or catalog board facility is strictly forbidden.
    • The Internet is not to be used for political or commercial purposes.
    • Broadcasting messages to lists or individuals is not allowed.
    • Chain letters are not allowed.
    • Any communication which violates applicable laws and regulations is not allowed on the Internet.
  • Users and non-users must not encourage, collaborate or tolerate the violation of this Code by any other person. It is university policy that anyone with knowledge of violations or suspected violations must report this information to the Office of Information Technology.
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