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● College systems, networks, and electronic services are provided only for uses consistent with the academic mission of the institution. They may not be used for private, commercial, or partisan political purposes, for personal gain, for unsolicited advertising, nor in any way that jeopardize the College’s tax-exempt status. College facilities may not be used to provide Babson College network, Internet access, cable television or telephone service to anyone outside of the Babson College community for any purpose. The College’s conflict of interest and consulting/outside employment policies also apply.
● College facilities may not be used in ways that violate the privacy rights of individuals, the College’s confidentiality policy or related laws.
● Information resources licensed by the College for the use of its students, faculty, or staff may not be retransmitted outside of the College community. Examples include Encyclopedia Britannica (Online), site-licensed software, and commercial cable television service.
● Network, cable TV, and telephone services and wiring may not be modified or extended beyond the area of their intended use. This applies to all wiring, hardware, and in-room jacks.
● Computer users may not assign an IP number to their machines. IP numbers are assigned dynamically.
● Manually assigning an IP number to one’s machine may disrupt the network access of another user.
● Users with special needs may request a non-DHCP IP address from the Service Center.
● All members of the Babson community who use the College’s computing resources must act responsibly.
● This includes, but is not limited to, respecting the rights of other computer users, abiding by all pertinent licensing and contractual agreements, and taking reasonable steps to protect the security of one’s computer and electronic identity (i.e. changing passwords frequently, logging off each time you leave your computer, locking computer, etc.).
● All electronic and telephonic communication systems and all communications and stored information sent, received, created on, or contained in the Babson systems are the property of the College, and as such, are to be used for job-related purposes. While members of the Babson community may make incidental personal use of Babson technology resources, it must be done in accordance with all College policies and relevant laws and at a level that is determined to be reasonable with respect to the use of College resources.
● You should not consider any material on these systems to be private. Even erased or deleted material may remain available. While the College respects the privacy of its users, the College reserves the right to look at, listen to, or use anything on its systems and equipment, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, at any time and to bypass any pass code. Circumstances for such action may include, but are not limited to, protecting the College from liability; complying with requirements of the law, regulations, or College policies; protecting the integrity, security, and proper functioning of the College’s computing systems; investigating violations of the law, regulations, or College policy; and enforcing College policy and adjudicating violations.
● The campus network is a shared resource. Therefore, network uses or applications that inhibit or interfere with the use of the network by others are not permitted. (For example, applications which use an unusually high portion of network bandwidth for extended periods of time, thus inhibiting the use of the network by others, are not permitted.) ● Users are required to know and obey the specific policies established for the systems and networks they access. They have a responsibility to stay informed of changes and adapt as needed.
For any questions related to the computing policies at Babson, please contact the IT Service Center.
● Administrators of the network, computer systems, and other electronic services have the responsibility to protect the rights of users, to set policies consistent with those rights, and to publicize those policies to their users. They have authority to control or refuse access to the network or other services to anyone who violates these policies or threatens the rights of other users.
● Anybody who is active on any online communities (i.e. facebook.com, myspace.com, etc.) must be aware that any information, including personal Web logs and pictures, posted on these websites is public information. While the College does not typically review these online communities in an ongoing manner, if the College is made aware of any online posting which it deems to be problematic or indicative of policy violations, it reserves the right, but not the obligation, to respond.
● Violations of the Computer Code of Ethics/Acceptable Use Policy will be treated as violations of college policy and may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, loss of network and laptop privileges. Prosecution under state and federal laws also may apply.
● The College will respond in the following way after receiving notification of the transmission (upload or download) of copyrighted electronic files without the permission of the copyright owner.
The sanctions specified above are minimum sanctions. They may include additional sanctions as deemed appropriate given the specific circumstances of a particular violation/incident. Previous disciplinary history will be taken into consideration and may result in more significant sanctions.
DEMONSTRATIONSPeaceful demonstrations that do not interfere with the operation of the College, the freedom of movement of persons on the campus, the civil rights of any individual, or do not involve the unauthorized occupation of College property are permitted. The College prohibits acts of intimidation, preventing, or attempting to prevent use of a College facility, destroying or damaging College property, disregarding requests by a College official to disperse, and/or otherwise preventing College officials from carrying out their responsibilities to enforce College rules and regulations. Students who are involved in such demonstrations or activities, no matter what their degree of participation, may be referred to the Office of Community Standards or to outside agencies for prosecution.
Students who are interested in organizing a demonstration that complies with College regulations should visit the Office of Student Activities and Leadership for guidance.
DISORDERLY CONDUCTInappropriate, disorderly, and/or disruptive conduct. Examples include but are not limited to: behavior in the classroom or instructional program that interferes with the instructor or presenter’s ability to conduct the class or program, or the ability of others to benefit from the instruction; behavior that causes public inconvenience, disturbance or alarm; behavior in the residence halls that hinders the ability of residents to live in a safe, reasonably calm environment; intentional disruption of the administration or operations of the College or public urination.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT INVOLVING A MOTOR VEHICLEA student who operates a motor vehicle on or off campus in a reckless or endangering manner will be subject to disciplinary action.
DISRUPTIVE GATHERINGSExamples include, but are not limited to: Gatherings that result in a noise complaint, those that are disruptive to neighbors in any reasonable way, excessive attendance beyond what is safe and/or reasonable; central sources of alcohol present*, underage drinking*, or uncooperative residents and/or guests.
*Please see the Alcohol Policy for a full description of the College’s expectations on alcohol.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCEDriving a motorized vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs.
DRUG POLICYBabson College must comply with state and federal laws regarding the use of nonprescription drugs. The College cannot and will not be a haven from federal and state jurisdiction. Each student who resides on the Babson campus is responsible for the contents of their room/suite or automobile and the actions of those present in the room or suite. The use, possession, sale, or distribution of drugs and/or drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited and could result in removal from housing, separation from the College, other sanctions as deemed appropriate, and referral for criminal prosecution. Please note that while possession of under one ounce of marijuana has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, it is nonetheless a violation of Babson College policy to be in possession of any amount of marijuana. In addition, the possession, use, or distribution of prescription drugs by a student for whom the medication was not prescribed is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. Finally, although Massachusetts state law permits the use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (see more information below), the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited by Babson College. Thus, use and/or possession of marijuana, even for medical use, is considered to be a violation of Babson College policy.
Students who obtain a registration card from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for medical marijuana use should contact the Associate Dean of Students for Wellness for more information regarding College policies and resources. To request a medical housing accommodation for a documented disability, students should contact the Director of the Learning Center (link). See http://studentportal.babson.edu/content/medical-housing.
At any time, the College reserves the right to contact the parents or guardians of any student about which it has any drug-related concern.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, as amended, requires that Babson College annually distribute information regarding the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on College property or as a part of any of its on-campus or off-campus activities.
Babson College’s standards of conduct regarding drugs and alcohol abuse are described below, along with the health risks associated with substance abuse.
In compliance with the Act, the College has set forth sanctions under federal and state law for the illegal possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol, as well as the range of sanctions for violations of the College’s policies regarding substance abuse.
Babson College does not permit or condone the illicit or unauthorized possession, use, consumption, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol by its students and employees both on and off campus or as part of its activities. This policy applies to all students and employees, faculty members, administrators, and their respective guests.
Persons who violate the College’s policy regarding alcohol and drugs as described below are subject to appropriate disciplinary action including counseling, probation, suspension, expulsion, and referral to law enforcement authorities for investigation and/or prosecution.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 also requires that a description of health risks associated with drug use and alcohol abuse be distributed to Babson students. Potential health risks resulting
from alcohol and drug abuse include, but are not limited to, the following:
Resources are available to assist Babson students in understanding and dealing with drug and alcohol abuse.
You can receive information by contacting any of the following local resources:
Office of Student Affairs
Office of Residence Education/Housing........781-239-4438 Office of Health Services
Office of Public Safety
Babson Counseling Program
The following hotlines also are available to assist you.