College Social Sciences Computing Lab Rules and Regulations
- College computing systems are to be used for
educational, College- related purposes. Commercial use of Hunter College computer
systems is prohibited.
Food and drink are not allowed in the Social
Sciences Computing lab.* The ONLY exception to this
rule are Lab Instructors since they have to lecture.
- Appropriate use of cell phones (pagers, and
similar electronic devices) as well as any other noise, such as conversations,
should be governed by common sense and courtesy to others using the lab to
- Do not save your work on the hard disk or on the
desktop in the lab, as these are periodically erased. Files on the desktop are
deleted frequently. Files saved in My Documents are purged infrequently
but we make NO guarantee that files in My Documents will not be changed or
deleted by other users.
- Installing software on the server or desktop
computers is not permitted.
- Viewing of sexually harassing or obscene
material, text, or images is not allowed.
- Software copying or distribution is illegal and
is not permitted. This deprives professionals in the computer field of their
livelihood and increases the cost of software for everyone.
- Shared systems such as those connected to the
Internet or World Wide Web (WWW) provide special services and require special
responsibilities. You are responsible for the safeguarding of your computer
account on any such system. If you have an account that requires a password,
you should change your password frequently and should not disclose it to
- You may not share your account with any other
users and you are responsible for any activity which is associated with your
- You may not use such systems to transmit abusive,anonymous, unsolicited, obscene
or fraudulent messages.
- The College and University reserve the right to
monitor and restrict access to these systems to protect individual users, both
inside the University and on the Internet/WWW generally.
- Computer viruses are a concern to everyone. You
will be asked to leave the facility if you propagate viruses. If the machine
you are working on indicates there is a computer virus, alert the lab staff
immediately. Computer games often propagate viruses.
Repeated offenses to this policy will result in
loss of access to the SSC lab and further disciplinary procedures, up to and
including suspension from the College.
This page was last updated on 2/29/2016