2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Aug 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

C. Personal Electronic Account Privacy Protection


A personal electronic account is defined as a personal account created via an electronic medium or a service that allows users to create, share or view user-generated content, including uploading or downloading videos or still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, messages, electronic mail, internet website profiles or locations, or any other electronic information.

The college cannot compel a student, applicant or prospective student, as a condition of acceptance or participation in curricular or extracurricular activities, to add to the list of contacts associated with a personal electronic account (including employees, students and volunteers) or to change the privacy settings associated with a personal or electronic account.

The college cannot take any action or threaten to take any action to discharge, discipline, prohibit from participating in curricular or extracurricular activities or otherwise penalize a student, applicant or prospective student for his or her refusal to do any of the following:

  • Grant access to, allow observation of or disclose any information that allows access to or observation of a personal electronic account;
  • Add any individual to the list of contacts associated with a personal electronic account;
  • Change the privacy setting associated with a personal electronic account; or
  • Fail to admit an applicant as a result of the applicant’s refusal to:
    • Grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose any information that allows access to or observation of a personal electronic account;
    • Add any individual to the list of contacts associated with a personal electronic account; or
    • Change the privacy setting associated with a personal electronic account.

This policy does not prohibit the college from requesting or requiring a student to disclose information to gain access to an electronic account opened at the college’s behest or provided by the college. In addition, this policy does not restrict the college from viewing, accessing or utilizing information about a student, an applicant or a prospective student that can be obtained without access information, is available in the public domain or is available to the college as a result of actions undertaken independently by the student, applicant or prospective student.

This policy does not create a duty that requires the college to search or monitor the activity of a personal electronic account, does not make the college liable for failure to request or require a student, applicant or prospective student to grant access to, allow observation of or disclose information regarding the individual’s personal electronic account, and does not prohibit a student, applicant or prospective student from granting a college official the ability to view his or her personal electronic account.