Admissions & Aid
Note: This policy statement is a modified version of a statement originally prepared by the university’s Computer Policy Committee and reviewed by the University Faculty Senate and the CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs.
The computer resources of the City University of New York must be used in a manner that is consistent with the university’s educational purposes and environment. All users of computer resources are expected to act in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation and to adhere to the regulations for their use set forth in this document. As a user of CUNY/Brooklyn College resources, you:
Users who violate the policy stated herein may be denied access to university computing resources and may be subject to other penalties and disciplinary action, both within and outside the university, including:
The university employs various measures to protect the security of its computing resources and user accounts. Users should be aware, however, that the university cannot guarantee security and confidentiality. Users should therefore engage in “safe computing” practices by establishing appropriate access restrictions for their accounts, guarding their passwords and changing them regularly.
Users should also be aware that their use of university computing resources is not completely private. While the university does not routinely monitor individual usage of its computing resources, the normal operation and maintenance of the university’s computing resources require the backup and caching of data and communications, the logging of activity, the monitoring of general usage patterns and other such activities that are necessary for the rendition of service. The university may also specifically monitor, without notice, the activity and accounts of individual users of university computing resources, including individual login sessions and the content of individual communications, when:
Computing resources are not to be used for personal commercial purposes or for personal financial purposes or other gain. Occasional personal use of university computing resources for other purposes is permitted when it does not consume a significant amount of those resources, does not interfere with the performance of the user’s job or other university responsibilities, and is otherwise in compliance with this policy. Further limits may be imposed upon personal use in accordance with normal supervisory procedures concerning the use of university equipment.
Using Brooklyn College webpages for personal gain is forbidden. Any private commercial use of college webpages must be preapproved pursuant to existing university policies and procedures regarding outside employment activities.
Brooklyn College accepts no responsibility for the content of pages or graphics that are linked from college webpages. However, webpage authors should consider that such links, even when clearly labeled, can be misinterpreted as being associated with the university. Links to pages in which you have a personal monetary interest are likely to violate policies regarding advertising and commercial use and should be avoided.
Excessive or disruptive use of university resources in the viewing or publishing of webpages is not permitted. Units owning or administering the resources involved will determine whether specific usage is considered normal, excessive or disruptive.