CAEDM Policy

"...Stand me on the floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of the circle? No. Never! I'd die first!"
Karl G. Maeser

College and department funded computer labs are sponsored with sacred funds. We have been blessed with superior facilities, and you are expected to respect them. Every person in a college or department lab is expected to live by the Honor Code, respect others, and the equipment around them. To use a CAEDM account, or any college computing resources, a user must agree to the CAEDM Policy. See CAEDM Policy discussion and examples for additional information.

College policy for all computer labs

Appropriate Use of Resources

  • CAEDM resources may not be used for commercial use or personal gain.[1]
  • CAEDM resources have been provided for educational use and incidental personal use.[2]
  • Do not install software on any CAEDM systems. Portable applications not requiring installation are acceptable.[3]
  • Respect copyright law. [4]
  • Do not share passwords with anyone, including spouses. [5]
  • Do not leave your workstation unattended. You are responsible for anything that happens while you are logged in.[6]

Computer labs

  • Respect others and the facilities[7]
  • No eating or drinking (The only exception is water in a water bottle; NO cups)[8]
  • Food and drinks, including closed containers, must not be visible[9]
  • Sound must be played through headphones[10]
  • Lab patrons are expected to follow the BYU Honor Code including Dress and Grooming Standards.[11]
  • Lab patrons must not engage in private or public behavior that is disruptive or creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive, environment for others based on their race, sex, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, handicap, or veteran status.[12]
  • Do not alter, relocate, or damage CAEDM resources.[13]

Unauthorized access

  • Any form of hacking, cracking, probing, or network scanning is prohibited.[14]
  • Do not access, or attempt to access, files or systems you are not authorized to access.[15]
  • Do not circumvent, or attempt to circumvent, the charging structure for printing.[16]


  • 1st violation- loss of account for 3 days
  • 2nd violation- loss of account for 1 week
  • 3rd violation- permanent loss of account

Violations of a more serious nature, including hacking or pornography, will result in the loss of account privileges. The Honor Code Office may also be notified. If a violation involves illegal activity, appropriate authorities will be notified.

Please note, the above time frames are a minimum time frame for these violations. You must go see Gordon Larson in EB 246-F to have your account reactivated. Account reactivation will not happen automatically.

CAEDM reserves the right to monitor your account and associated computer activities without prior notice.[17]

CAEDM Policy, March 2012

[*]Numbered notes on this page are discussed on the CAEDM Policy discussion and examples page.