Hope College's Department of Computing and Information Technology
(CIT) strives to be an enabling resource in the use of technology
for academic study, office productivity, and other areas of
college life, there occasionally comes a time when expectations
and limits must be set in the form of policy.
It is not the intention
of CIT to develop and enforce policies to bureaucratically
offend and limit the people it serves; rather, these policies
exist to ensure reliable, secure and fair technology solutions
continue at Hope College.
Therefore, as you read the
policy statement below, please keep in mind that its intention
in the larger scope is to maintain an excellent technology
infrastructure and not to limit creativity, academic freedom,
or other appropriate and welcomed activities.
"Can I play multi-user network games using ConnectHope
CIT strongly discourages activities such as games which adversely affect network
performance. The network is a shared resource, and should not be abused. If you
participate in activities such as game-playing that hinder performance in any
way, you risk losing your ConnectHope Ethernet privilege.
"Can I use music sharing services?
CIT strongly discourages activities such as music downloading and sharing which
adversely affect network performance. Students are also prohibited from violating
federal copyright laws while using the campus network.
The network is a shared resource and should not be abused. If you
participate in activites such as music sharing that hinder performance
in any way or violate copyright laws, you risk losing your ConnectHope
"Can I set up a WWW server or other type of server
on my ConnectHope Ethernet connection?"
You may, but you are encouraged to be cautious about doing so. You should be
aware of your responsibilities in upholding laws and regulations regarding
such a service. You should be especially careful of copyright
issues. In addition, if you want to reserve an IP address for your server,
you must apply and register for one through CIT. There is a $25 per semester
charge for reserved IP addresses. See the IP Address
policy for more information.