UW-Whitewater encourages faculty, staff and students to use university computer equipment and software in their educational pursuits and responsibilities. However, misuse of computer equipment, software, or information accessible through the UW-Whitewater website and network is subject to Chapter 293, Laws of 1981, 943.70, Computer Crimes. Computing & Network usage policies and guidelines of UW-Whitewater are available for review on the university web page (see: http://www.uww.edu/icit/governance/policies-agreements).
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Network is a shared resource; therefore access to networks and computer systems owned or operated by UW-Whitewater requires certain user responsibilities and obligations and is subject to the University policies and local, state, and federal laws. Appropriate use should always be legal and ethical, reflect academic honesty, show consideration and restraint in the consumption of shared resources, respect intellectual property, rights to privacy and to freedom from intimidation and harassment. All UW-Whitewater students, staff, and faculty can obtain access to computer resources through an individual account (Net-ID). Having an account is a privilege, in exchange for which you must agree to certain responsibilities:
The following actions are considered unacceptable and participation in them may result in disciplinary actions and the loss of your account and privileges:
Logging onto your UW-Whitewater account on the network constitutes agreement to the above guidelines and policies and standards listed below. As a user, you are accountable for your actions when accessing network services.