Wiregrass Computer Use Policies

Terms of Use for myCampus Portal

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College provides electronic resources for students, faculty, and staff to facilitate their advancement of the College’s vision and mission. The mycampus.wiregrass.edu portal is one such resource. Users are required to adhere to the Wiregrass Computer Use Policy (Refer to page 73 in the student handbook).

Users are asked to be responsible for the security and integrity of information by logging out of sessions properly and monitoring access to their accounts. Do not share login credentials with others and report to the Information Technology Department (ithelpdesk@wiregrass.edu) any suspected account intrusions.

Wiregrass persons must respect and honor the rights of other individuals, with regard to intellectual property, privacy, freedom from harassment, academic freedom, copyright infringement and use of E-resources. Compliance with applicable College policies, rules and regulations is also necessary.

Use of the College’s Internet access in a malicious manner is expressly prohibited. All copyrighted information must be used in conformance with applicable copyright and other laws. Copied material used legally must be properly attributed in conformance with applicable legal and professional standards.

The mycampus.wiregrass.edu portal is your gateway to email, Banner, ANGEL, campus and learning communities, and other Wiregrass resources.

Wiregrass Computer Use Policy

Students and employees, utilizing Wiregrass Georgia Technical College provided Internet access are responsible for good behavior on-line just as they are in a classroom or other area of the college. Using a computer without permission is theft of services and is illegal under state and federal laws. Federal law prohibits misuse of computer resources. In addition, the following specific crimes are prohibited by state law in Georgia (O.C.G.A. 16-9-90 et seq):

  • Computer theft (including theft of computer services, intellectual property such as copyrighted material, and any other property);
  • Computer trespass (unauthorized use of computers to delete or alter data or interfere with others’ usage);
  • Computer invasion of privacy (unauthorized access to financial or personal data or the like);
  • Computer forgery (forgery as defined by other laws, but committed on a computer rather than on paper);
  • Computer password disclosure (unauthorized disclosure of a password resulting in damages exceeding $500 – in practice, this includes any disclosure that requires a system security audit afterward); and
  • Misleading transmittal of names or trademarks (falsely identifying yourself or falsely claiming to speak for a person or organization by using their name, trademark, logo, or seal).

Maximum penalties for the first four crimes in the list are a $50,000 fine and 15 years of imprisonment, plus civil liability. The maximum penalties for computer password disclosure are a $5,000 fine and one year of imprisonment, plus civil liability.

The purpose of WGTC-provided Internet access is to facilitate communications in support of research and education. To remain eligible as users, students’ use must be in support of and consistent with the educational objectives of the TCSG System. Access is a privilege, not a right. Access entails responsibility.

Users should not expect files stored on Wiregrass Georgia Technical College-based computers to be private. Electronic messages and files stored on WGTC-based computers shall be treated like other WGTC premises that are temporarily assigned for individual use. Administrators may review files and messages in an effort to maintain system integrity and in an effort to insure that users are acting responsibly. Moreover, TCSG System and technical college officials shall cooperate with law enforcement officials who are properly authorized to search System and technical college computers and computer systems.

All information created, stored, or transmitted by WGTC computers or networks is subject to monitoring for compliance with applicable laws and policies.

The following uses of WGTC-provided computers, networks and Internet access are not permitted:

  • To create, access or transmit sexually explicit, obscene, or pornographic material;
  • To create, access or transmit material that could be considered discriminatory, offensive, threatening, harassing, intimidating, or attempts to libel or otherwise defame any person.
  • To violate any local, state or federal statute;
  • To vandalize, damage, or disable the property of another individual or organization;
  • To access another individual’s password, materials, information, or files without permission;
  • To violate copyright or otherwise use the intellectual property of another individual or organization in violation of the law, including software piracy;
  • To knowingly endanger the security of any System or Technical College computer or network;
  • To create, install, or knowingly distribute a computer virus, rootkit, keystroke logger, “Trojan horse,” or other surreptitiously destructive program on any System or Technical College computer or network facility, regardless of whether any demonstrable harm results;
  • To modify or re-configure the software or hardware of any Agency computer or Network without proper authorization.

Users of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College computers and computer systems are subject to the System’s policy on the development of Intellectual Property. Any violation of the policy and rules may result in disciplinary action against the student. When and where applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved. For more information on acceptable computer and internet usage, please visit the Technical college System of Georgia State Board Policy and Procedures Manual – II.C.4. Acceptable Computer and Internet Use.

IT DEPARTMENT

To submit an IT HelpDesk, click here.

Amos Terrell
Chief Information Officer
(229) 293-1240
Office 117
Valdosta Campus

Valdosta Campus
Room 125
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA  31602
Phone:  (229) 293-6240

Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Room 8202
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
Phone:  (229) 468-2298

Coffee County Campus
Room 148
706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA  31533
Phone: (229) 468-2250