General Rules

The following rules apply to all computer labs on campus. Specific labs may have additional rules.

  • Food and drinks are forbidden in the labs.
  • Do not turn off the computer. Log off only.
  • Children are not permitted in the labs.
  • Keep your area clean. Keep backpacks and belongings out of the isles and do not leave them unattended.
  • Students must have their own account and do their own work. Cheating will not be tolerated and will be reported to appropriate authorities.
  • Keep noise to a minimum. This is a study zone.
  • Turn off cell phones and pagers or set on vibrate. Take all phone calls outside of labs.

Internet Use Policy

Internet access is limited to classroom assignments only.

The acceptable use standards concerning internet use must be followed where applicable. The following activities are not allowed:

  • Transmitting unsolicited information, which contains profane language or panders to bigotry, sexism, or other forms of discrimination
  • Using the internet to gain unauthorized access to any computer
  • Engaging in personal attacks (writing bullying, intimidating, threatening, or harassing entries)
  • Making threats (directed towards others or yourself) without expecting the recipients of those threats, the college, and the police to consider them real
  • Transmitting information that contains obscene, indecent, lewd, or lascivious material or other material that explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual conduct. This includes displaying such material where other individuals could potentially view it
  • Inappropriate mass mailing, which includes multiple mailing to newsgroups, mailing lists, or individuals

Attempts by students to obtain, manipulate, delete, or change the contents of another user’s files, passwords, etc. are regarded as infractions of the California Computer Crime Penal Code. Attempts to “break” the operating system constitute a felony under this law.

Software Policies

  • The download or installation of personal software is prohibited.
  • Copying software from the computer is prohibited.

Copyright/Piracy

Sacramento City College supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Los Rios Policy P-8861 provides guidelines to students, faculty, and staff to assist in compliance with federal copyright laws.