Responsible Use of Technology

LaGrange College’s computing environment exists to support the academic, research, and service missions of the College. Continued and efficient accessibility of campus computing and network facilities

depends on the responsible behavior of the entire user community. The College seeks to provide students, faculty, and staff with the greatest possible access to campus information technology   resources within the limits of institutional priorities and financial capabilities and consistent with generally accepted principles of ethics that govern the College community. Each authorized user of information technology assumes responsibility for her or his own behavior.

There is one area of official policy regarding social networking sites, and that is to exercise freedom of speech with responsibility.  The options for communicating and interacting online are continuously advancing and changing at a fast pace. The use of electronic communications by students, faculty, and staff, as a rule, is not closely monitored by the college, however it is within each individual community member's best interest to be aware of issues related to privacy online.  These guidelines have been established to assist individual users in making good decisions to protect themselves.

  • Be familiar with privacy options on social networking sites, e-mail, blogs, etc.
  • Set appropriate privacy guards for your personal comfort level.
  • Be aware that no privacy option protects you 100 percent from personal information being shared beyond desired boundaries. Information shared online, even with the highest privacy settings (including e-mails intended for a specific individual or individuals), cannot be protected.
  • Be aware that information posted online may be perceived differently depending on the viewer despite intended effect or outcome.
  • Students are reminded to use social media responsibly. Incidents reported to college officials of any social media post, inappropriate use of technology, etc. that may negatively affect the emotional, mental, or physical state of any faculty, staff, or student and/or creates a safety concern for self or others, the college will investigate and handle the concern according to the campus student conduct process.  The College may also require students that do not use social media responsibly to remove materials immediately if it creates a safety concern and/or a negative campus environment that is outlined at the beginning of this section.

 

Notice Regarding Audio/Video Recording
When you enter the LaGrange College campus or College-sponsored event premises, you will be entering an area where photography, video and audio recording may occur. 

By entering campus grounds or event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by LaGrange College and its affiliates and representatives. You release LaGrange College, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by LaGrange College or the person or entity designated to do so by the College.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release.

 

E-mail
Each student is granted a LaGrange College e-mail account. Students are expected to treat their campus accounts as a business account. Faculty and administrators rely on these accounts to disseminate important information regarding College protocol and events; therefore, students are responsible for any College information sent out over campus e-mail.