Improper conduct regarding the use of University computers falls into three categories:
Dishonesty is not allowed. Examples of this type of behavior regarding computers includes, but is not limited to:
- Submitting another person's programs, documentation, or program results as your own work
- Obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized access to information stored in electronic form
- Submitting false results of a program's output or falsifying the results of program execution
The disruption or destruction of computer facilities is prohibited. Examples of this type of behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Using computers or networks in a fashion that causes harassment, abuse, or intimidation of another person
- Damaging or stealing University-owned equipment or software
- Sending or printing patently offensive mail, documents, or images
- Causing false computer system messages to display
- Maliciously causing computer system slowdowns or rendering systems inoperable and denying access to users
- Changing, removing, or destroying any data stored electronically (or attempting the same) without proper authorization
- Gaining or attempting to gain access to accounts without proper authorization
- Putting viruses or worms into a computer system
- Sending or receiving large files on a sustained and frequent basis that negatively impacts the network
Most software used on University computers is covered by copyright, license, and/or nondisclosure agreements. Violation of these agreements puts the University of Nevada, Reno/NSHE and the individual in jeopardy of civil penalties. Examples of such violations includes, but are not limited to:
- Making copies of copyrighted or licensed software without proper authorization
- Using software in violation of copyright, license, or non-disclosure agreements
- Using University computers for unauthorized private or commercial purposes
In addition to agreeing to abide by the Standards for Using Computing and Network Resources of the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Appropriate Use of the Internet, I agree to the following statements:
I agree and acknowledge that any infractions will result in disciplinary action from the University and appropriate local, state and federal agencies. Nevada Revised Statutes 205.473-205.491 (Unlawful Acts Regarding Computers) and applicable statutes in the Appendices are fully enforceable. By using my account I agree to all of the above sections.
- Faculty: Academic dishonesty and the disruption or destruction of computer facilities is covered in Chapter 6.2, "Prohibited Activity," of the NSHE Code.
- Classified Staff: Dishonesty and the disruption or destruction of computer facilities is covered in Section 284.650, "Causes for Disciplinary Action," of the Nevada Administrative Code.
The Student Judicial Code, University of Nevada, Reno defines academic dishonesty and the disruption or destruction of computer facilities in Sections I, II and III. Reference the General Course Catalog for your matriculation year.
Dishonesty, theft, unauthorized use of computer facilities, as well as destruction, modification, and similar computer crimes are detailed in Nevada Revised Statutes 205.473-205.491 (Unlawful Acts Regarding Computers).
Last updated: February 2012