Students can connect their WiFi devices, such as computers and smartphones, to the College wireless network. Instruction can be found at here. Residential students can use a wired-only device in their room after it is registered with ITS.
**Personal routers (wired or wireless) are not allowed on campus.
Science Hall 111 and 114, Chadwick Library first floor
Science Hall 315
Academic Resource Center:
Chadwick Library second floor
Old Main 203
Hershey Hall basement
All computer labs have a black and white duplex laser printer for student use. In addition, the Chadwick Library has a color laser printer. The cost to print on the black and white duplex laser printer is $0.10 per page, $0.05 additional to print on the other side. Instruction for duplex printing can be found here. The cost to print on the color laser printer is $1.00 per page.
Students enrolled in the Fall semester will have $50.00 printing credit, which is good through May 15th of following year.
Students enrolled in the Spring semester who were not enrolled in the previous Fall term will have $25.00 printing credit, which is good through May 15th.
Summer students will have $25.00 printing credit, which is good through August 15th.
Additional print credit can be purchased at the ITS office or Chadwick Library in $1.00 or $5.00 increments.
Peer to peer file sharing
The College expects students to be aware of current laws and applicable College policies with respect to computer, network and Internet activities. It should be especially noted that it is illegal to use the College network to use file sharing programs to share copyrighted material. Industry organizations (e.g. Recording Industry Association of America: RIAA) have filed copyright infringement lawsuits against individual college students who have used file sharing programs to share copyrighted material. Lawsuits are expected to continue. To avoid the risk of potential lawsuits due to copyright infringement, the college is advising students to not engage in peer-to-peer file sharing. Violation of copyright law can have serious consequences in the areas of:
Persons found to have infringed may be held liable for substantial damages and attorney’s fees. The law entitles a plaintiff to seek statutory damages of $150,000 for each act of willful infringement. In the cases filed by the RIAA against students at Princeton, RPI, and Michigan Tech, the recording industry sued for damages of $150,000 for each recording infringed.
Copyright infringement also carries criminal penalties under the federal “No Electronic Theft Act.” Depending on the number and value of the products exchanged, penalties for a first offense may be as high as three years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
The College supports a climate of trust and respect and does not ordinarily read, monitor or screen electronic mail, Internet access or the computer activities of individuals. The College does, however, take the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material seriously and will periodically monitor the bandwidth to determine if there are violations. If it is determined that you have engaged in infringing activity and have violated copyright law by engaging in unauthorized file sharing, you may be subject to discipline under the Computer Use Policy and other applicable College policies. Violations of copyright law may also subject you to civil and criminal prosecution.
Alternatives for P2P Sharing: Rhapsody- www.rhapsody.com, iTunes – www.itunes.com
Institutional Computer Agreement:
Using the informational technology resources of the College is a privilege and is provided to students, faculty and staff to enhance teaching and learning and for class assignments, academic research, professional/personal advancement, and administrative and instructional support.
Informational technology resources include, but are not limited to, user accounts, email accounts, printing and network and Internet access.
All data on the campus network, computers and servers belong to Iowa Wesleyan College.
To maintain the integrity of this data, network traffic will be monitored regularly. Any attempt to compromise the integrity of the data or any unacceptable use of technological resources could result in revocation of the user’s accounts and/or disciplinary and legal action. In the event of a criminal investigation, the institution will comply fully with legal authorities.
Users will be held accountable for their activities and should not engage in unacceptable user practices which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sharing log in ID and/or password
Accessing computer files not belonging to them
Viewing pornographic or offensive content
Sending harassing messages
Copying or transferring computer software which constitutes software piracy
Propagating a computer virus
Installing software that could compromise existing systems
Violating copyright laws
Installing any networking devices
Tampering with any network equipment
Using resources for commercial or financial gain
Using resources for any illegal purpose