The purpose of this policy is to ensure the proper use of the UAPB student email system and make students aware of what is acceptable and unacceptable use. The University reserves the right to amend this policy at its discretion. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff provides email functionality to students for purposes directly related to education. Incidental and occasional personal use of the email system is not sanctioned.
Students are advised that email should in no way be regarded as a secure medium for the communication of sensitive or confidential information, and because of the nature of the technology, the university cannot guarantee the privacy of an individual user nor the confidentiality of particular messages created, transmitted, received, or stored. Further, all messages composed, sent, forwarded, or received are and remain the property of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
The following prohibited uses of the student email system include, but are not limited to:
- Sending copies of any copyrighted material in any form.
- Vandalism and mischief that compromises or incapacitates the student email system.
- Creating, transmitting, displaying, soliciting receipt of, or storing: obscene, profane, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, threatening, or sexually explicit language or graphic representations; statements or representations that may be construed as discriminatory or offensive by reference to race, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected criteria.
- Use of the student email system to harass or intimidate others or to interfere with the ability of others to learn or conduct university business.
- Use of the student email system for any purpose restricted or prohibited by law.
- ASpoofing, @ i.e., constructing an electronic email communications so it appears to be from someone else.
- ASnooping, @ i.e., obtaining access to the files or electronic mail of others.
- Attempting unauthorized access to email or attempting to breach any security measures on any email system, or attempting to intercept any email transmissions.
- Propagation of computer worms or viruses.
- Using any form of electronic communication during classroom testing.
- Using the student email system for commercial activities or other activities conducted for personal gain.
- Using the student email system to perpetuate a religious cause or express religious ideas (except as appropriate for approved course work).
- Using the student email system for solicitations not approved by the university.
- Using the student email system for political activities, including fund-raising or lobbying.