Computer and Network Use Policy

Any users of college owned networks or systems must abide by the following terms of use.  When connected to the Centenary College network, all personal computer systems, handheld devices, gaming systems, or any other technology devices must also adhere to these policies.

All Centenary College owned computer systems are provided and maintained to support the educational and administrative functions of Centenary College.  All material within College computers or systems is subject to review.  

General Guidelines

The following practices constitute improper use of Centenary College IT resources: 

  • Use that impedes or harms others
  • Use that harasses or threatens others
  • Attempts to disable or circumvent system security or policies
  • Unauthorized access or use
  • Unauthorized modification or removal of data or equipment
  • Use of unauthorized devices
  • Disguised use
  • Distribution of computer viruses or other harmful programs
  • Use in violation of state or federal laws
  • Use in violation of any Centenary College policies
  • Any other use of IT resources deemed improper by Centenary College

Computer Administration

Precautions may be taken to reduce the exposure of critical systems or data to threats.  The Centenary College IT department reserves the right to set the computer administration level that it deems appropriate on College owned systems.  The administration level may be reduced if the computer has been found to contain viruses, spyware, or other dangerous software.

Internet Policy

Internet access is to be used in a manner that is consistent with the Centenary’s standards of conduct.  Centenary College is not responsible for material viewed or downloaded by users of the Internet.  Users are cautioned that many Internet resources include offensive, sexually explicit, and inappropriate material.  Users accessing the Internet do so at their own risk. 

Users should never:

  • Visit Internet sites that contain racist, sexually explicit, hateful, illegal, or otherwise objectionable materials.
  • Post offensive material on the Internet including racist, sexually explicit, hateful, sexist, or defamatory comments.
  • Transmit software or copyrighted materials belonging to Centenary or third parties, unless permitted under a license agreement.


Software Transmission

Unauthorized transmission of software is strictly prohibited in order to protect Centenary’s computer network, systems, and data. 

Only software approved by Centenary College may be transmitted or installed on college owned equipment.  An college owned equipment, certain administrative actions may be disabled, like the ability to install or modify software.

Virus Detection and Prevention

Viruses (also known as spyware or malware) can cause substantial damage to computer systems.  Each user is responsible for taking precautions to ensure that viruses are not introduced onto the Centenary College network.  All computers must have an up-to-date approved antivirus program prior to connecting to the Centenary network.

All material received from any external medium and all material downloaded from the Internet or external computers or networks must be scanned for viruses and other dangerous programs before being placed onto the computer system.

Any user who suspects virus, spyware, or malware on a college owned computer system must report it to IT immediately.


If a violation of this policy occurs, Centenary College may enforce one or more of the following:

  •  Suspend, limit, or block access to college networks or systems
  •  Enforce disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion
  •  Refer suspected violators to the appropriate law enforcement agencies