Acceptable Use Policy
Mercy College Standards for Acceptable Use of College Computing and Network Resources
Mercy College’s computer and network resources are an important component to further the College’s educational purposes and college business in support of Mercy’s mission, which seeks to transform students’ lives through higher education. Users of these resources have a responsibility to follow the guidelines set forth in this document, as well as all other related policies and procedures, not to abuse the privileges granted to them, and to respect the rights of others. Mercy’s technology infrastructure exists to support the College and administrative activities needed to fulfill the College’s mission. Access to these resources is a privilege that should be exercised responsibly, ethically and lawfully. The purpose of this Acceptable Use Policy is to clearly establish each member of the College’s role in protecting its information assets and communicate minimum expectations for meeting these requirements. Fulfilling these objectives will enable Mercy to implement a comprehensive system-wide Information Security Program.