Residential Networking and Computing: Acceptable and Responsible Use Policy

In addition to the above restrictions for the general College community, resident students have an additional obligation to use networking resources in residential housing responsibly. The college provides network connections and support to students in support of college curricular and co-curricular missions. It is the responsibility of every student to use these resources appropriately and in compliance with all college, local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Students are solely responsible for their devices and how those devices make use of residential network connections and will be held accountable for any violations that occur in connection with their use. Students who allow their devices to be used by others will continue to be held accountable for any action committed with their equipment even if another user commits the action.


This policy describes unacceptable uses of residential networking resources in residential housing and how to report violations; however, the college may at any time make determinations that particular uses are and are not appropriate.

  1. Altering, augmenting or interfering with residential networking services, equipment, wiring or jacks is not permitted.
  2. Attaching a server to the residential network is not permitted.
  3. Regardless of intent, use of file sharing (peer-to-peer) software over the residential network is not permitted.
  4. Direct access to residential networking equipment such as switches and firewalls and other devices in a location normally inaccessible is not permitted.

Violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the Office of Student Affairs, Human Resources, or the Responsible Executive. Violations of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary action, which may include loss of residential networking privileges, suspension, expulsion from the college, and legal action.