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Student Access to Network Resources
All current HSU students enjoy access to the network resources provided by Technology Services. These resources
include access to PCs in labs, HSU Central, Blackboard, and email.
Student access to HSU Central is created upon acceptance to HSU. If the student is pre-registered for classes, then
all other network services are activated one week prior to their start term. Otherwise, access to all services is
granted when the student enrolls during the regular registration period.
After the eighth class day of the first long semester (fall/spring) with non-enrollment, the student will only be able
to access HSU Central and email while all other access will be revoked. Next, after the eighth class day of the
second long semester with non-enrollment, the student’s account will be disabled. Two weeks following this time,
the student’s account will be deleted from the system.
Internet Code of Ethics
All users with Internet access through Hardin-Simmons University must agree to observe and follow the policies
listed below. Failure to follow these policies could result in the loss of access privileges with no refund.
These guidelines and policies do not cover all possible situations or problems. They have been developed in an
attempt to prevent problems. To avoid any interruption of service, and for the protection of yourself and HSU,
please ask about any questionable situations that are not covered by these guidelines and policies before acting.
Access is based on a per user system, meaning that your password and access are for you only. Allowing others to
use your access may result in the loss of access privileges.
Posting Information/Messages on the Internet
Your access may be revoked if you:
Post any pornographic messages, images, etc. (It is a federal offense)
Download or view any pornographic images, message, etc.
Post or send threatening, harassing, sexually explicit, or intentionally embarrassing messages
Use email for business purposes, i.e., for-profit ventures
Use email for purposes other than educational
Initiate or participate in spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes
Certainly email is one of the most attractive features of the Internet, and we would like for you to feel free to
utilize it fully. Please exercise courtesy to others.
Ownership of Email
The university owns any messages sent or received through access provided by HSU. While mail sent via the U. S.
Postal Service is considered private and confidential, the same is not currently true of email. According to federal
law, if you post email messages on a service provided by someone else, they can and do hold the right to monitor,
inspect, alter, or otherwise control such messages. Please understand that it is not the intent of HSU to snoop in
your email messages, censor you, or resort to other repressive measures. Remember that HSU could be ultimately
held responsible for the messages you may send or receive.
Hacking or Interference with Other Computer Systems
Automatic and immediate suspension of your access will occur if it is determined that you (or anyone using your
access) have attempted or succeeded in changing other programs, have gained unauthorized access to other data