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Acceptable Network Usage Policy

Clarks Summit University (CSU) provides network access to the campus computing facilities, including electronic mail and the Internet. All uses of this network must conform to the CSU IT Policies. By connecting your computer, tablet, mobile phone or any device to CSU’s network, you agree to adhere to some additional standards. Violation of any of the following standards may result in your immediate disconnection from network service.

Legal issues and commercial use:

  • Do not use the system to place unlawful information on the Internet, to commit a crime or consideredunethicalconsidered unethical.
  • Do not make copyrighted musical performances, movies, or images available to others with your connection.
  • Using any node on the network to break into another system is illegal and prohibited, regardless of whether the targeted system is on or off campus.
  • Commercial use is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, offering advertising on a web page and providing accounts on your machine to others.
  • You may not provide accounts, disk storage, or web pages to others, even if they are BBC&S students, regardless of whether you charge a fee or not.
  • It is unlawful to copy CSU owned or licensed software.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not have a valid software license. This includes upgrades to new operating systems.
  • You may not use the network for purposes other than those intended by the BBC&S. Specifically, using it for personal financial gain or allowing access to unauthorized persons is expressly prohibited.

Shared Drives and directories:

  • Use of shared drives or network resources (printers, faxes, modems, scanners) is prohibited without the express permission of the owner of the resource.
  • No copyrighted software may be provided on a shared drive.
  • Be aware that if you share your drives or resources that others may be able to use them without your knowledge or permission. We strongly recommend that you not enable file or print sharing.



  • No tampering with CSU computing equipment, computer stations, including the in-room jacks is allowed.
  • Wiring may not be split, re-wired, or otherwise re-configured or changed in any way.
  • Routers and wireless access points are not aloud to be used and if found will may result in the disabling of the port(s) and accounts using the device.


  • Information Resources and Technology makes every effort to maintain network service to all areas of campus. However, we are not able to guarantee that no problems will occur. Please report all problems to the Help Desk and be patient when un-planned unplanned service interruptions occur.


Harassment through electronic means is still harassment. Anyone using the network to harass others (as defined in CSU policy) will be subject to termination of connection as well as any other sanction deemed necessary by the CSU. Use of or connection to the CSU network constitutes acceptance of these policies. Any violations can result in disciplinary actions as described in the relevant Handbook, as well as the immediate loss of network access, including Internet and file server privileges.