The abuse or misuse of technology resources by Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens is prohibited on university-owned or controlled property, in conjunction with university-sponsored or supervised activities, or at any activity or event that an observer would associate with Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
The use of all computer accounts and resources is the personal responsibility of each account holder. Use of Academic Computing resources must be consistent with institutional policies governing how to conduct one’s self as a member of the community, including policies regarding cheating, plagiarism, harassment and theft. It is the computer user’s responsibility to comply with all general campus and computing policies.
Academic Computing services and resources are made available to support the academic programs and activities of Drury University. Use of these services and resources is a privilege that is not to be abused and may be taken away without prior consent, when required by law or when there is a substantiated reason to believe that violations of law or policy have occurred. In time-sensitive cases, access may be restricted to meet critical operational needs.
Each computer user is responsible for the storage of personal files created on Drury computing facilities. Hard disks will be routinely cleared of files. Under no circumstances will Drury University be held responsible for any files stored on or deleted from its hard disks.
Each computer user is responsible for taking reasonable care for the security of his/her campus account and password. Every user should change his/her password frequently and should not, under any circumstances, give his/her password to another person. Violations include but are not limited to:
All communications and information accessible via the Internet should be assumed to be copyrighted and should be accessed and re-distributed using regular copyright rules. When sources found on the Internet are cited, the name, date and location of the information must be included.
Anyone discovered to be hindering normal operations or making inappropriate use of computing resources will be contacted, and appropriate action will be taken. Upon report of a violation, the user may be denied access to Drury computing facilities. All pertinent information on the alleged violation will be given to the appropriate vice president who will oversee the judicial review process.
The university and its staff shall treat all electronically stored information as confidential, but may examine or disclose information when authorized by the owner of the information, when approved by appropriate vice president, or required by local, state or federal law including, but not limited to, laws regarding harassment, libel and defamation of character.
The official account/address for email communication at Drury University shall be the “@drury.edu” account/address assigned by the university to each member of the community. All official email communication from employees of the university to other members of the university community is sent from and directed to official Drury email accounts.
No assurance is given when using non-Drury email accounts. Neither the university nor its personnel make any assurance of delivery or receipt when attempts are made to communicate through a non-Drury email address.
It is the user’s responsibility to keep his/her Drury email account useable. Unattended email accounts accumulate messages and the “box” may rapidly fill at which time incoming email messages are typically lost. Drury is not responsible for failed delivery when a user’s Drury email “box” becomes full. Users are responsible for eliminating enough old messages to keep the “box” active. Old messages can be archived in a way that preserves them without consuming space in the “box.”
The email system at Drury exists to provide a convenient (not necessarily confidential) way of communicating between students, faculty, colleagues and friends. It is expected that Drury computer users will use common courtesy in the use of email.
This policy establishes protocol for using Drury email accounts, but it does not preclude any member of the Drury community from having a non-Drury email account or from corresponding with another member of the Drury community at a non-Drury email account.
Violators of this policy will be subject to sanction ranging from official letters of warning and reprimand to disciplinary suspension from the university, according to the severity of the offense.