CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

22 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook Sororities and Fraternities may also be governed by a governing council—the Panhellenic Council (PC), the Interfraternity Council (IFC), or Unified Greek Council (UG). The policies, governing constitutions, bylaws, rules, and regulations of these councils shall not conflict with the rules and policies of Nova Southeastern University. Nova Southeastern University rules and regulations supersede any conflicting rules or regulations. The Office of Student Conduct shall conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether a case involving any student organization, including fraternities or sororities, will result in charges of violation(s) of the Code of Conduct and whether those charges will be seen through either a judicial conference or a judicial hearing. See Section D—Disciplinary Procedures—for details on how these cases will be adjudicated. Any organization determined to be responsible for violating the Code of Conduct will be sanctioned in accordance with the violation. Sanctions imposed as a result of a fraternity or sorority student-run disciplinary panel must be consistent with the purpose of the applicable governing constitution and bylaws of the organization as well as Nova Southeastern University. Student organizations may appeal any disciplinary sanction imposed upon them. Procedures for an appeal can be found in the Disciplinary Procedures (D) section of this handbook. A.11 University Computer and Telecommunications Use Policy The following five sections detail NSU policy related to the use of computers, email, and the Internet. The information is available at . Acceptable Use of Computing Resources and All Other Policies This policy provides guidelines for the appropriate and inappropriate use of the computing resources of Nova Southeastern University. It applies to all users of the university’s computing resources including students, faculty and staff members, alumni, and guests of the university. Computing resources include all computers, related equipment, software, data, local area networks, and listservs for which the university is responsible as well as networks throughout the world to which the university provides computer access. The computing resources of Nova Southeastern University are intended to be used for its programs of instruction and research and to conduct the legitimate business of the university. All users must have proper authorization for the use of the university’s computing resources. Users are responsible for seeing that these computing resources are used in an effective, ethical, and legal manner. Users must apply standards of normal academic and professional ethics and considerate conduct to their use of the university’s computing resources. Users must be aware of the legal and moral responsibility for ethical conduct in the use of computing resources. Users have a responsibility not to abuse the network and resources, and to respect the privacy, copyrights, and intellectual property rights of others. In addition to the policy contained herein, usage must be in accordance with applicable university policies (see Related policies listed at the end of this section) and applicable state and federal laws. Among the more important laws are the Florida Computer Crimes Act, the Federal Computer Abuse Amendment Act 1994, the Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the U.S. Copyright Act. Copies of these laws and the NSU copyright policy may be examined in the Office of Academic Affairs. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities.