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Lasell Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems

Lasell College and Lasell Village (Lasell) maintains information technology and services which are essential to the mission of these organizations. All employees (including student employees), students and residents of Lasell College and Lasell Village, guests and affiliates of Lasell (Lasell Community) are obliged to use the information technology appropriately and lawfully and maintain the College's values of integrity, honesty, and ethical decision making.  Upon acceptance of your account information and agreement to follow these procedures, you will be granted access to Lasell's information technology.

Some departments on campus may have additional policies and procedures that apply to the use of information technology within those departments. In addition to this Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems document, the use of these information technologies is governed by the Student and Employee Handbooks, Written Information Security Plan, Record Retention and Disposition Policy, and all other College policies and procedures.

Scope
These procedures apply to all users of information technology resources owned or managed by Lasell College and/or Lasell Village. Individuals covered by the document include (but are not limited to) Lasell full-time and adjunct faculty, staff, students, Lasell Village residents, guests or agents of the administration, external individuals and organizations accessing network services via Lasell College's information technology facilities.

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems

Standard 1: Network and Lasell Owned Computer Usage Standard

Standard 2: Electronic Communication and Social Network Usage

Standard 3: Responsible Copyright Standard

Standard 4: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Standard – Employees and Affiliates Only

Standard 5: Monitoring of Information Technology

Standard 6: Indemnification and Compliance

Indemnification of Lasell College and Lasell Village
Members of the Lasell Community and their affiliates, in consideration of access to Lasell's information technology, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Lasell College and Lasell Village for any suits, claims, losses, expenses or damages, including, but not limited to, damage, corruption, loss of data, or breach of data, as a result of connecting to or using Lasell's information systems.

Violations
The Department of Information Technology enforces the Lasell Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems and its standards at all times. The Department of IT works in concert with the Office of Student Affairs, Human Resources, Campus Police, and the Executive Director of Lasell Village to ensure fair and appropriate investigation, considerations, and consequences where appropriate. Consequences may include the monitoring of the offenders account by an Information Technology (IT) staff member. In addition, the offender may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination, expulsion, and notification of legal authorities.

Governance
The Acceptable Use of Information Systems procedures are governed by the Department of Information Technology (IT) for Lasell College and Lasell Village. IT reserves the right to modify or amend this document and to limit or restrict the use of information technology and services.

Reporting
It is the responsibility of all individuals in the Lasell Community to urge their peers and colleagues to use Lasell information technology and services appropriately and according to this document. Individuals are urged to report violations of the Acceptable Use Systems to the Vice President of Student Affairs, their supervisor, Director of Human Resources, or Chief Information Officer.

Questions and Assistance
If you have any questions or concerns about these procedures, contact the Vice President of Student Affairs, a direct supervisor, Director of Human Resources, or Chief Information Officer.