You are held accountable for everything you do in the computer labs. Keep the following in mind when using the computers in any of the labs across all campuses of Stamford International University.
Access to labs is strictly restricted to persons bearing a valid Stamford International University Student / Employee ID Card. ID cards may be checked at any time. Please have your card available.
Lab computers and Internet access are provided for pursuit academic activities only. Please do not abuse your privileges.
No food or drinks of any kind are allowed in the labs.
Do proofread all e-mail messages before you send them (you cannot stop e-mail once it is sent!). Don’t send junk mail (spam) to other people. Don’t harass others via e-mail, chats or any other form of on-line communication.
Playing computer games is not allowed (do not install or play games on the computers) – unless written permission has been specifically granted for such activities (e.g. Gaming Club).
Torrent downloads are strictly prohibited.
Displaying, scanning, or printing pornographic or potentially offensive material is strictly prohibited.
Be considerate and preserve a quiet environment. Music may not be played at any sound level, which is audible to any other person in the lab. If you are playing a radio, MP3 player or the CD-ROM player on the computer, you must be wearing headphones and have the volume adjusted so others cannot hear the sound.
Computer hardware components cannot be used with any lab equipment or in any labs without permission.
Do not install software on lab computers. Installing non-licensed software on computers is in strict violation of copyright laws & University policies.
All software available in the computing labs is protected by copyright laws. Copying of proprietary and licensed software is prohibited. Do not copy software from lab computers.
Do not modify current configuration or change the system settings or preferences on any computer or terminal in the lab. Files should be saved on the individual’s USB drive, rather than on the lab computer.
Hacking of any kind is strictly prohibited and will be dealt with accordingly.
If you step away from your workstation for a brief while, please make sure to lock your workstation to prevent unauthorized usage via your credentials.
Please don’t leave your screen locked for more than ten (10) minutes. If you must leave for more than ten (10) minutes, please logout.
Treat the equipment and furniture carefully. No vandalism. Do not destroy or deface any part of a computer (including any peripherals, mouse pads etc). Please note that all labs are monitored at all times through video surveillance cameras and any acts of vandalism may result in expulsion from the University.