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Computer Room AD230 Policy


Computer Classroom Room AD203 (16 computers):

  • Unless classes or special events are scheduled, this room is available 24/7 for Union students, faculty and staff only, because Union is leasing space to other institutions, be prepared to present Union identification whenever requested.
  • Absolutely NO food or beverages allowed in the room.
  • These are public computers, not personal or private.
  • "Business Card Rule" – When you use Union’s computers, you are representing Union wherever you visit on the Internet. Please remember that when accessing sites.
  • Remote control, access and maintenance by the IS staff from the West Cloister Annex as well as monitoring of the room via camera.
  • Important: do not save documents on the computers.
  • All user files can and will be erased off the C – Drive, at various points in the semester.
  • Important: bring a USB Key Drive or External Hard Drive to save your work.
  • Logoff of computers via the "LOGOFF" icon.

E-Mail Addresses After Leaving Union


While faculty, staff, and students are employed or enrolled at Union, they are assigned Union e-mail addresses or in the case of student (columbia.edu) accounts. Faculty and senior administrators (Exempt – Level I) may choose to continue to receive e-mail through Union using a new, different Seminary e-mail address. Faculty Emeritus can choose to keep (columbia.edu/UNI accounts) on request.

E-mail access for all employees and all students not receiving degrees will end on their last day of work or of enrollment. Student accounts with the (columbia.edu) domain extension will not be renewed or supported after their last day. Employee accounts will remain active for 30 days with the notice "No longer employed by" and, if available, an alternative e-mail address posted. A specifically assigned staff person, who will forward business-related e-mail to the appropriate staff person or faculty member, will monitor seminary e-mail to these accounts. At the end of 30 days, the account will be closed and any remaining incoming e-mail forwarded automatically to the assigned monitor’s e-mail address. The account will be closed entirely 30 days later.

As part of their exit interview departing staff and faculty members will be asked by the Human Resources Department to sign a consent form acknowledging that they have read and understand this policy and that they accept it as fair and reasonable.

SMTP Relay Policy


We do not provide SMTP relay services which will allow you to send out e-mail from accounts other than ones with a (xxxxxx@uts.columbia.edu) domain extension. If you do need a SMTP relay service please consult your internet hosting provider or a private provider like (http://www.smtp2go.com/).

Bandwidth Quotas


You have certain very important and specific personal responsibilities under Seminaries usage policy.

These include not obstructing others' use of the network by consuming excessive amounts of system resources, including network bandwidth.

Usage of programs like file-sharing utilities, Bit Torrents, Skype, and others can potentially be interrupted if data traffic levels for individual users exceed a certain amount, and potentially affect the network community. If you would like a high speed, up and down connection, we recommend you consult an Internet service provider via your cable or phone company.

Copyright Information


Please respect the copyright privileges when downloading digital material. You are responsible for your computer usage. In using programs like Kazaa, Morpheous, or Bit Torrents you could potentially be downloading unlicensed material. Media providers are becoming very diligent about tracking this lost source of revenue. You could potentially be fined, and your network privileges could be restricted.

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