As a user of Calvin College technology resources it is your responsibility to be aware of both Calvin’s policies on using Calvin’s information technologies as well as federal, state, and local laws that affect your use of technology. As a Christian college, what might be allowed under the law may not be allowed at Calvin. These policies provide information on what is expected of you, what your rights are, and how to report violations.

Related Calvin Information Technology policies:

Further Information:

Use of information technology resources at Calvin College is a privilege, not a right. Violation of any parts of CIT policies will subject the violator to disciplinary action, which may include any of the following: warnings, loss of access, probation, suspension, or legal prosecution.

  • Students
    • A breach of any parts of this policy mary warrant referral to the Senior Judicial Advisor or Judicial Advisor as defined in Appendix G of the Student Handbook: General Disciplinary Process.
  • Staff
    • A breach of any parts of this policy may warrant referral to their immediate supervisor as addressed in the Staff Handbook section on Rules of Conduct and Working Relationships.
  • Faculty
    • A breach of any parts of this policy may warrant referral to the Provost's Office as addressed in section 6.1 of the Faculty Handbook: Procedures for Addressing Allegations of Misconduct
  • Alumni and guests of the college
    • A break of any parts of this policy may warrant termination of access to Calvin information technology resources or banishment from the college grounds.

As a user of Calvin information technologies it is your responsibility to report any known or suspected violations of any CIT policy to the VP of People, Strategy & Technology, any IT Director, or an IT Information Security Officer.

Asset
College-owned and provisioned device
College-wide
Any user of Calvin information technologies
Enfranchised
Anyone who has been given the right to use Calvin information technology resources
Guideline
Official sanctioned advice from Calvin Information Technology
Internal
Pertaining to those working within the Information Services Division, including student and contract employees
IT or CIT
Calvin Information Technology Department
Policy
Statements of behaviors that are expected of all enfranchised users (faculty, staff, students, alumni, guests, etc) of Calvin College information technology resources and the consequences for failing to comply with the stated expectations.

CIT policies are intended to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, to promote operational efficiencies, to enhance the college's mission or to reduce institutional risk.
Policy review
College-wide IT policies will be reviewed annually, or sooner if circumstances warrant, by the Policy Team.
Procedure or Process
Established or preferred method of accomplishing tasks; an internal procedure (or operation procedure) is the correct method of accomplish tasks.
Standard
Level or quality that is required