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IT Services Policies
Oglethorpe University's connection to the Internet is a resource
shared by all members of the Oglethorpe community. As such, to
ensure that all users of our network are able to access academic
resources at the University, a network traffic monitoring system is
in place. Specific network activities that generate heavy traffic,
usually caused by uploading and downloading large files, are
monitored and controlled to keep Internet traffic flowing smoothly
for the campus.
Individual computers that are identified by the monitoring
software as transferring files in excess of acceptable limits will
have their Internet connection limited, suspended, or terminated
automatically by the network. This may happen at any time without
notice. Connectivity will resume after a period of no less than 24
hours. Multiple repeated violations may result in permanent loss of
If students experience unexpected loss of Internet connectivity,
please consider your on-line activity before contacting IT Services
to report an Internet outage. In addition, please keep in mind that
computers infected with spyware or a virus may increase network
traffic without the user's knowledge. Appropriate precautions and
cleaning of your computer is encouraged.
IT Services appreciates responsible use of this limited resource.
For any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the helpdesk.