Account Access Suspension
Email and network connectivity are a privilege, not a right. These privileges can be revoked for violations of the university's Acceptable Use or other policies. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- unsolicited and unauthorized mass email (spam)
- offensive language
- obscene material or language
- infringement on others' privacy
- interference with others' work
- copyright infringement
- illegal activity
Penalties for unacceptable behavior range from de-activation of the account (for minor first offenses) through university judicial action or referral to law enforcement authorities.
In the case of account de-activation, the offender may email the Accounts Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting that the account be reactivated. In the email, the offender should provide detailed reasons why the abuse of the network and misuse of email are serious matters. The letter should demonstrate an understanding of the negative ramifications that network and email abuse have on both university computing resources and the rights of other computer users. After submission of the email, the offender must call the Accounts Office at 215-895-2020 to schedule an appointment to discuss the letter and arrange for reactivation of the account.