The campus network at UW-Whitewater provides access to the campus computing facilities, including electronic mail and the Internet. All UW-Whitewater students, staff and faculty can use e-mail and the Internet by first establishing a personal account on the network. Having an account is a privilege, in exchange for which you must agree to certain responsibilities:
- Respect the fact that at UW-Whitewater the primary use of the Internet network is academic: teaching, class assignments, research and communication, and administration
- Food and drink are allowed in the lab. Please keep the area neat by throwing away cups and food packaging.
- Software piracy (making unauthorized copies of any copyright protected software, regardless of source) is against the law! Students caught pirating software in a lab will be warned and the action will be disallowed. If such pirating persists, the individual(s) involved in the illegal action will lose the privilege of lab use and be asked to leave the lab immediately.
- Push in your chairs before you leave. If you have moved any of the chairs, return them to their original places.
- Parents who bring their children into the facility must take the responsibility for the supervision and control of their child. Any child who is disruptive to other clients or causes damage to any of the equipment will be asked to leave (along with their parent). The parent shall be responsible for the costs of repairing the damage caused.
- Please turn off the ringer on your cell phone and pager, and only use your audio device with a headset and at a volume which cannot be heard by others. Also, to avoid disrupting others, keep phone conversations quiet, or take them outside the lab.
- Students are not permitted to install, modify or delete any software on lab computers. Software that comes with textbooks will not be able to install the software in the labs. Suggestions for new software may be made to Instructional Technologies Services.
- All equipment in the computer labs is not to be removed, modified, relocated, or disassembled without permission from Lab Administrator.
- Problems with computer lab equipment are to be reported to the lab personnel immediately.
The following actions are considered unacceptable and participation in them may result in disciplinary actions and the loss of your Internet account and privileges:
- Using another person's computer account without permission
- Intentionally disrupting the work of other people
- Using abusive, objectionable, or threatening language in mail messages
- Harassing other users through electronic means
- Sending electronic chain letters
- Causing network congestion by flooding the network with mail or lists or individuals
- Using the network during long periods of time for non-academic purposes
- Placing unlawful information on the network or using the network to commit a crime
- Logging onto your personal account on the network constitutes agreement to the above guidelines. Remember that as a user of the Internet network, you are accountable for your actions when accessing network services.