Computer Use and File Sharing

It is the policy of Savannah Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to provide technical and adult education programs for the people of Georgia. Technical Colleges must provide opportunities for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. Technical College students assume an obligation to act in a manner compatible with the fulfillment of the mission. All students must observe the following computer use and file sharing policy:

Damage and Destruction: Destruction of or harm to equipment, software, or data belonging to Savannah Technical College or to others is considered unacceptable usage. This may include altering, downloading, or installing software on College computers, tampering with computer hardware or software configuration, improper access to the College’s network, and disconnection of College computers or devices.

Electronic Devices: Unless otherwise permitted by Savannah Technical College Officials, the College prohibits use of electronic devices in classrooms, labs, and other instructional, event, or support facilities on College premises. Such devices include but are not limited to cell phones, beepers, walkie talkies, cameras, and other electronic devices, which may cause unnecessary disruption to the teaching/learning process on campus. The College also prohibits attaching personal electronic devices to College computers under any circumstances.

Harassment: Savannah Technical College prohibits the use of computer technology to harass another student or College official by sending obscene, harassing or intimidating messages, jokes, or material.

Unacceptable Use: Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, Faculty Member or Savannah Technical College Official. This includes the unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password. Savannah Technical College prohibits any additional violation to the Department’s Acceptable Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Materials is Against Federal Law:
The unauthorized copying and distributing of copyrighted materials, including, but not limited to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing or other technologies by users of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) networks and internet connected systems, is a violation of United States copyright law and may result in civil and criminal liability and prosecution.