Including but not limited to equipment located in the following areas of OUS
Collins Center - Libary, Learning Center
Dingus Center - Teaching Computer Labs
Proctorville Center - Computer Labs
Academic Center - Open Lab, TASC Lab
Riffe Center - Electronic Media, Education Computer Lab
Ohio University-Southern provides computer labs for Ohio University students. Ohio University students working on course related assignments will have priority in the labs over those using the computers for any non-university related purpose.
Activities involving University communication and computing resources must be in accord with the University honor codes, employee handbook, student handbooks, and relevant local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations. (see Ohio University Computer and Network Use Policies)
Ohio University is a state supported school and will not compete with local enterprise. The University, therefore, prohibits the use of computer labs for any for-profit venture.
The spread of computer viruses is an ongoing problem. Ohio University-Southern provides the programs and procedures to maintain a virus-free environment. Ohio University is not liable for any damage caused by computer virus infection.
Ohio University supports the Software Publisher's Association. The duplication of copyrighted software is a federal crime. Installation of personal software on any University-owned computer is prohibited and includes Downloading of programs from the Internet. Violators may be barred from the computer labs and University sanctions may be applied.
Other Ohio University-Southern Computer Labs policies:
1. Be considerate of others working in the lab. Please remain quiet. Remember other students are working.
2. Noise should be kept to a minimum.
3. Eating and drinking in the computer labs is prohibited.
4. Use of tobacco products in the computer labs is prohibited.
5. Utmost care of equipment is expected.
6. You must check with the lab staff member on duty in order to use equipment.
7. Computer switching must be approved with lab staff.
8. If you leave your computer unattended, lab staff reserves the right to log you off.
9. Lab staff cannot be held responsible for items left in the computer labs, or documents stored on the hard drives of lab computers.
Lab users who disrupt operations, disturb other lab users, or fail to observe computer lab policies will be asked to leave the lab. Refusal to cooperate will result in removal by O.U. security and loss of privileges to use computer lab facilities on campus.
Lab assistants are instructed to enforce the above policies, report any problems, and ask violators to leave.
Computer Lab in the Academic Center
-You must be enrolled as an O.U. student or be a current O.U. faculty or staff member to use the computer lab. -You must present a valid O.U. ID card to use the equipment in the lab. A driver's license will not be accepted.
-No children are allowed in the Computer Lab.
-If there is a waiting list for equipment, a two-hour time limit automatically goes into effect.
Computers in the Library
-Are intended for Library Research.
-A responsible adult must accompany anyone under the age of 13.
Computers in the Learning Center
-Above rules apply with the exception that individuals who are not students may obtain permission to use computers under specific circumstances.
Computers in the TASC Lab
-All of the above rules apply with exception that individuals who are not students may obtain special permission to use computers under specific circumstances and present a valid driver's license.
-Priority will be given to Education and IT students and faculty.
-No children under the age of 5 will be permitted in the lab.
-No word processing, email or chat will be permitted.
Computers in Educational Lab
-All of the rules apply.
-Lab is restricted to Education Majors.
Computers in Electronic Media
-All of the rules apply.
-Lab is restricted to Electronic Media and Art Majors.