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The Policy for Responsible Use of Information Technology at Mount St. Joseph University is as follows (revised December 2014):

Mount St. Joseph University provides information technology and resources to support activities related to the mission of the institution. It gives students the privilege of access to the campus computer network and other information technology on the assumption that they will use them responsibly.

Irresponsible use, which includes but is not limited to revealing of your Mount password(s) to others without the approval of a line officer or inappropriate communication within social media, may result in loss of your network privileges and may lead to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal as defined in the University’s Student and Employee Handbooks.

All members of the Mount community, including students and employees, are bound by the mission of the Mount as well as by federal, state and local laws relating to the use of electronic media, copyrights, security, pornography, obscenity, and privacy.

The illegal distribution of copyrighted materials using the University’s network is strictly prohibited. In addition to actions taken by the University, illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may subject the user to criminal and civil penalties.

The distribution and safeguarding of student, employee, and customer information is protected by multiple federal laws and regulations including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 2003 (GLBA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All Mount school officials are personally liable for adhering to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to the protection of covered information.

All Mount school officials are prohibited from sharing their Mount password(s) with any other individual and are prohibited from using their Mount user ID and password to provide access to the Mount’s computer network for other individuals. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted as it’s agent to provide a service instead of utilizing University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, agency, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, and volunteers or persons assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.