Abuses and Sanctions

Revision Date: December 21, 2007
Version: 1.00

Minimum 3 Days to 1 Week Suspension

Disruptive or abusive use of electronic mail, locally or over external networks, including but not limited to the following:

  • Sending an electronic chain letter
  • Sending an unsolicited message, mail or communication of any kind to persons who have not requested it or who cannot be reasonably expected to welcome such communication
  • Frequent frivolous use of computing resources
  • Hoarding personal computers in an ACCC personal computer laboratory
  • Interfering with the use of computing facilities by others
  • Smoking, eating, or drinking in any personal computer laboratory
  • Use of UIC computing resources for commercial soliciting or advertising of any kind

Minimum of 3 Months Suspension

  • "Lending" an account or online disk storage to another person
  • Using an account or online disk storage that belongs to another person

Minimum of 6 Months Suspension

  • Using a stolen account

Minimum of 1 Year Suspension

  • A pattern of any misuse of computing resources

Additional Penalties

We will consider additional penalties in egregious cases. These penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • Civil and criminal penalties in cases of infringement of copyright laws for the use and reproduction of UIC site licensed microcomputer software
  • Denial of honor student computing privileges
  • Monetary charges for illegally-used computing resources
  • Request for University disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Judicial Code