Computer and Network Use

Computer and Network Use

Individuals who are granted the privilege to use the computer and/or network resources of Del Mar College agree to accept responsibility for reasonable use. Activities beyond those stated in the Del Mar College Computer and Network Use Policy are strictly prohibited. Del Mar College computer and network resources may be accessed by authorized users only. Students must be currently registered to use these DMC resources. Anyone using these resources expressly consents to being monitored. If monitoring reveals possible evidence of any activity violating the DMC Computer and Network Resources Use Policy appropriate action will be taken.

  • Individuals shall use only those resources and computer accounts which have been authorized for their use. All computing work must be identified with the individual's name or approved ID.
  • Individuals are responsible for any activity involving their computer accounts. Individuals are responsible for implementing protective measures for their accounts. Individuals should safeguard their passwords, change passwords frequently, and take precautions against others obtaining access to their computer resources.
  • Individuals shall use accounts for legitimate purposes only. For example, accounts shall not be used for private consulting or personal gain. Individuals using these computer resources without authorization, or in excess of their authorization are subject to being monitored. Users are expressly forbidden to use these resources to upload/download or transmit obscene or pornographic material or material contrary to Del Mar College's Statement of Equal Opportunity.
  • Individuals accessing and using Del Mar College computer resources are required to adhere to applicable U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code) with regard fair use of copyrighted material, peer-to-peer file sharing and other activities governed by federal or state law and/or Del Mar College Policy.
  • Individuals should be aware of the civil and criminal penalties for violating Federal Copyright Infringement Laws and unauthorized use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File-Sharing.
  • Individuals shall not attempt to access, copy, or destroy programs or files that belong to other users or the college without obtaining prior authorization. Users shall not attempt to modify system configurations on DMC computer or network resources.
  • Individuals shall not willfully create, copy, or disseminate computer viruses nor threaten to install or to infect the College's computer resources with any virus.
  • Individuals using DMC resources agree and accept the responsibility to protect Personal Identifiable Information (PII).

Access Control Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide a comprehensive Access Control process that allows only authorized users access to Del Mar College data and information systems.

The scope of this policy applies to all users and user accounts used to access data and information systems at Del Mar College.


  1. All users must be uniquely identified and authenticated before receiving access to data and information systems.
  2. All users must have only the necessary, documented, and approved level of system access.
  3. User accounts and access levels are to be promptly modified upon changes to employment position or responsibilities.


  1. All users accessing data or information systems at Del Mar College are responsible for any actions initiated from the accounts issued to them.
  2. Department Heads are responsible for requesting the creation or modification of employee accounts, and the associated level of access.
  3. Account Administrators are responsible for the timely creation or modification of employee accounts based on requests from Department Heads or Human Resources. 

Page last updated January 3, 2024.

Contact Information

Student Enrollment Center
(361) 698-1290
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