Computer Lab Policies

General Computer Use

  • Do not attempt to shut off or forcefully reset computers or monitors. Seek assistance if there is a system error
  • Refrain from any changes or activities that may result in the damage and/or destruction of any software or hardware
  • You should not modify the system, download executables(*.exe), or install any applications
  • No one should make unauthorized copies of copyrighted software
  • Users should make certain to log out of email and computers properly to prevent identity theft

Computer and Email Accounts

  • Computer and email accounts are for individual use only, and should not be made available to others for any purpose
  • Computer accounts are available to support academic or administrative work and are to be used only for the purpose for which they are authorized
  • All Password and account change requests require the user in question to be present and to have a valid Fisher ID card or photo ID
  • Users should not use email to send/forward chain letters, distribute unsolicited advertising, or to harass or offend others
  • Students are responsible for maintaining their email and personal storage (P:drive) directory space quotas
  • Email attachments add significantly to email quotas and are better kept in one's personal storage (P:drive) directory or on external media
  • Personal web page content must not violate copyright or state and federal laws

User Responsibilities

  • All users are responsible for using the labs in a proper, ethical, and lawful manner. Failure to act responsibly will result in loss of privileges and appropriate disciplinary action
  • Students must have a valid Fisher ID card to use the computer resources. Failure to show a valid ID when requested will result in expulsion for the lab
  • Personal property is the sole responsibility of the owner. This also includes (but is not limited to) flash drives, CDs, and the data contained therein
  • Any lost items should be turned in to the "lost and found" located at the OIT Service Desk or to Campus Safety
  • No food or drink is allowed in the computer facilities on campus without prior approval from OIT
  • No children are allowed in the computer labs, regardless of whether or not they are using the systems
  • Conversations should be kept at a reasonable tone (much like a library). Please respect the needs of others so they are able to work without distractions
  • No one should store files, programs, etc. on the computers. Any personal data left on the computers will be deleted at OIT's discretion


  • Print only one copy of a document using the laser printer. Make additional copies using a copier
  • PowerPoint presentations should be printed as hand outs only
  • Only print information needed for academic use. Avoid printer pages with multiple graphics
  • Printouts to custom paper are not allowed except resume printing in Kearney with assistance of the OIT Service Desk staff. In addition, Print Center can produce copies on specialty paper


Article ID: 34294
Wed 7/26/17 9:46 AM
Thu 6/14/18 10:12 AM