Purpose and Scope
For purposes of this policy, the “digital environment” includes, but is not limited to the use of products, services, and resources such as:
- Computers & tablets
- Computer networks
- Third-party products and services made available by the university to the Lesley community
- Online services of the university
- Electronic communication (e.g., electronic mail, telephones, smart phones, cell phones, social media, voice mail, scanned images, and faxes).
This policy applies to personal and university-owned devices, equipment, networks, and the like that are used in the Lesley community.
This Acceptable Use Policy applies to any user of the university's digital environment, whether initiated from a computer located on or off-campus. This Policy applies equally to current and former faculty, students, staff, alumni/ae, contractors, and invited guests who utilize the Lesley digital environment.
Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice, and values freedom of expression and an open exchange of ideas and information. To preserve that freedom, the community relies on the integrity and responsible, ethical, and legal use of university resources by each of its members and guests.
The availability and use of the digital environment at Lesley are essential for studying, research, instruction, and administration; they also come with the obligation to use the digital environment in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
Use of the digital environment is a privilege and this privilege can be revoked by the university at any time. Violations of this policy may result in sanctions including revocation of access to university email and dismissal from the University.