Sanctions for Misuse

Use of the University's information technology resources is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Penalties for violation of these information technology policies vary but may include loss of computer resource privileges, confiscation of equipment, reactivation fees, removal of material violating this policy, dismissal from the University, prosecution or civil action. Sanctions for each case will be determined separately on each case's merits.

If the Alleged Offender is a Faculty Member

The computer resource may be disabled and the immediate supervisor (usually a department head) shall recommend to the dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs the appropriate sanction in accordance with due process and the right to appeal as outlined in the Faculty Handbook.

If the Alleged Offender Is a Staff Member

The computer resource may be disabled and the immediate supervisor shall recommend to the department head and the appropriate vice president or senior administrator the appropriate sanction in accordance with due process and the right to appeal as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

If the Alleged Offender Is a Student

The computer resource may be disabled and all pertinent information will be turned over to the Dean of Students who will exercise the student judicial process.