Student Computer Use Policy

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Franklin Pierce University provides students access to computing resources, including equipment and access to networks, as an integral part of the educational environment. As an academic community, Franklin Pierce University is dedicated to the free, open examination and exchange of ideas in the pursuit of knowledge. To preserve the privilege of network access, standards of behavior as outlined here apply to the use of resources. These guidelines are supplemental to, and to be used in conjunction with the Student Code of Conduct and the Honor Code. All equipment, network connections and computing facilities are the property of Franklin Pierce University. Use of networked resources implies acceptance of this policy.

General Information

Use of network resources is a privilege. The University reserves the right, without notice, to limit or restrict any individual's use, pending the resolution of alleged abuse of network resources. Each account includes email service to facilitate communication for faculty, staff, and students. The primary purpose of the computer lab is academic and University-related work. Each network account is provided with storage on the cloud. Students' data, stored on Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive or the Franklin Pierce networks, may be accessed by University personnel for appropriate management purposes, such as making back-up copies and reviewing reports of abuse.

Inappropriate Use

The University's information technology equipment and services should be used in a responsible manner at all times. Inappropriate use or abuse of the University's information technology equipment/services will be considered serious policy violations. These include, but are not limited to, the following:


The University is responsible for investigating possible violations of University code and enforcing rules, which could result in the monitoring of stored material and/or disciplinary action. All allegations of abuse of this policy will be handled by Judicial Affairs.

Original Policy unanimously recommended for approval as modified by CCAC 02/15/2002. 
Modified 08/08/2019 TT.


Kat Dougherty, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Student Conduct(603) 899-4167

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.