Student Acceptable Use Policy


Philosophy
Jefferson Community College encourages the use of student Portal as an effective and efficient way to improve communication between students, faculty members and administrative staff. The primary purpose of student portal is to meet the academic, student life, administrative, and business needs of the College.
While the College will continue to communicate through printed publications and written correspondence, it is expected that the College will increasingly use student portal as an official means of communication with JCC students.

Official Portal Address
All students who are registered for credit-bearing courses will be assigned a JCC student Network account. This account will be considered the student's official Jefferson account address until such time as the student is no longer enrolled in a credit bearing course(s) at JCC.
Faculty members and administrative offices will address portal messages to the student's assigned portal account.


Prohibited Conduct
Student portal may not be used in the following ways:

  • Unlawful activities;
  • Commercial purposes;
  • Personal financial gain;
  • False identity in portal communications;
  • Misrepresentation of Jefferson Community College;
  • Interference with JCC technology operations through
    1. electronic chain letters;
    2. unsolicited electronic communications;
    3. disruption of electronic communications;
    4. corruption of electronic communications systems and services;
    5. obstruction of electronic communications system and services;

Access Restriction
Access to and use of student portal is considered a privilege accorded at the discretion of Jefferson Community College. The College maintains the right to immediately withdraw the access and use of student portal when there is reason to believe that violations of law or College policies have occurred. In such cases, the alleged violation will be referred to the Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Life for further investigation and adjudication under the Code of Student Conduct. The range of sanctions for unacceptable use of student portal includes expulsion from the College.


Security
Jefferson Community College cannot and does not guarantee the security of electronic files on its computer systems. While steps have been taken to provide security, it is possible that the College's technology systems may be breached. Because it is impossible to filter all materials transmitted or received via electronic means, the College cannot assure that users will not be exposed to unsolicited information.


Privacy
The general right of privacy should be extended to the extent possible in the electronic environment. Jefferson Community College and all electronic users should treat electronically stored information in individuals' files as confidential and private.
There is an acknowledged trade-off between the right of privacy of a user and the need of system administrators to gather necessary information to ensure the continued functioning of these resources. In the normal course of system administration, system administrators may have to examine activities, files, electronic mail, and printer listings to gather sufficient information to diagnose and correct problems with system software or hardware. Whenever possible, prior notification will be provided; however, the system's administrators will subsequently notify faculty, staff, or students if it was necessary to enter or view their files, electronic mail, printer listings, or to examine activities. System administrators at all times have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of a user's files, electronic mail, and activity logs.
Users of student portal are strictly prohibited from accessing files and information other than their own. The College reserves the right to access its computer and network systems, including current and archival files of user accounts when there is reasonable suspicion that unacceptable use has occurred.

Staging Enabled