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Student Handbook: Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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Computing and Information Technology Values and Policies: Preamble and Scope

Preamble

Samford University recognizes the vital importance of computing and information technology resources in accomplishing its mission of nurturing persons. The university has chosen to extend the privilege of using these resources to every member of the Samford community. Those who accept this privilege agree to abide by the values and policies in this document and by all other university values and policies that may apply.

Computing and information technology resources are to be used in a responsible, ethical and legal manner that is consistent with the mission and values of the university as published in documents such as the faculty, staff and student handbooks. Computing and Information Technology Values and Policies document supplements existing university values and policies by dealing with those characteristics of the electronic medium that require special attention.

Scope

These Computing and Information Technology Values and Policies represent official university policy and apply to all use of computing and information technology resources supplied by the university including, but not limited to, microcomputer workstations, computer software, servers and access to networks such as the campus network or the Internet. The primary intent of this document is to encourage appropriate use of university-supplied resources toward accomplishing the mission of the university.

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