Bethel College's computing resources are maintained for the purpose of enhancing the educational process and performing related tasks. Access to the campus network is a privilege and requires responsible use by all account holders. Use of any campus computing and/or network resources is subject to this AUP.
Persons wishing an account on Bethel's network servers must fit into one of the following user account groups:
- Student accounts: must be enrolled at Bethel College
- Faculty/staff accounts: must be an employee of Bethel College
- Guest accounts: must have a relationship with Bethel College and have a need for an account (i.e. a volunteer, emeritus faculty, visiting scholar, etc. Friends and family in and of themselves do not qualify.)
Each person applying for an account on Bethel's network servers must be a user in good standing, not having violated the Acceptable Use Policy or other rules of conduct. Each applicant must also agree to the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy each academic year.
All users agree to abide by the following:
- The user will not allow any other person to use his/her account or use another person's account.
- The user will not use his/her account for any unlawful purpose, including attempting to access any systems or files to which the user has not been granted access.
- The user will not use his/her account for commercial purposes that lead to personal financial gain.
- The user will not use his/her account to harass any individual or institution.
- The user will register his/her computer with the Information and Media Services department when requested.
- The user will use shared resources (bandwidth, printing, remote access, email lists, etc.) in responsible ways.
- The user will not save copyrighted audio or video files on network servers, lab machines, or any other Bethel-owned computer. Files of these types will be deleted without user notification.
- Student users employed by campus departments will follow the faculty/staff acceptable use policy while using a Bethel-owned computer.
- Student users are given a quota of 1 GB of storage space on the primary campus file server. 30 GB of storage space is available through Google Apps for Education.
- Users in the public labs will abide by the following Lab Use Priorities:
- Work (other than word processing, e-mail and Web browsing) related to courses at Bethel, i.e. assignments requiring Mathematica, Systat, LabView, etc.
- Other work related to class assignments
- Personal tasks
Users should be aware that any use of the Bethel computer network is subject to monitoring by IMS. However, monitoring is generally reserved for diagnosis of network problems and evaluation of network performance.
Users who violate the acceptable use policy will lose access to the campus computer network. The first offense will result in a warning from IMS staff and temporary suspension of the user's account while the warning is processed. The second offense will result in an immediate one week suspension of the user's account (regardless of user class deadlines). If a user commits a third offense, he/she will no longer be allowed to have an account on the campus computer network. These penalties are cumulative over the life of the account. Users do not get three offenses of each type or three offenses per year before losing network privileges.
Activation/termination of student accounts: Student accounts will remain active as long as the student remains enrolled and file sizes stay under the stated limits. Accounts for non-returning students and graduating seniors will be terminated six weeks after the conclusion of the semester. IMS reserves the right to terminate accounts immediately for students who are asked to leave Bethel for any reason.
Bethel College prohibits the illegal use of copyrighted materials. Under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the College is committed to respond to lawful requests for information. Bethel College will not protect or defend a user against criminal investigations or lawsuits resulting from intentional copyright infringement.
Note: Bethel College reserves the right to revoke any account or restrict access on its campus computing and/or network resources at any time for any reason.
Revised August 2014