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Computing and Information Technology Facilities

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In order to promote the ethical and responsible use of computing and other information technology facilities, general guidelines have been established for all students by the Senate Committee on Academic Computing in consultation with an administrative task force on computing at York. York’s Budget and Policy Committee has also approved the principles and guidelines set out below.

  1. York University’s computing and information technology facilities are made available to students in support of their academic objectives and requirements; to faculty in support of their teaching, research and administrative activities; to staff in support of their assigned responsibilities; and to other authorized users. Such facilities may include computers and associated peripherals, the communication infrastructure and related equipment, facsimile machines, scanners, copiers, telephone, video and other multimedia devices and forms of software.
  2. Computing and information technology facilities may be used only in a manner which does not contravene York University’s relevant policies, codes, agreements, network protocols and provincial and federal laws.
  3. Access to computing and information technology facilities is a privilege. Users who contravene the relevant policies and laws may be subject to immediate withdrawal of the privilege and/or disciplinary procedures. Illegal acts involving computing and information technology facilities may also be subject to criminal prosecution or other legal action.

Information about guidelines associated with this policy can be obtained from the University Secretariat (