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The following rules are put into place to ensure availability and maintain a positive user experience in the SOU computer Labs. Use of student computer labs implies consent to these rules and the SOU Computing Resources Acceptable Use Policy. For more information, contact the Classroom and Labs support team, who can be reached at 541-552-8900 or helpdesk@sou.edu.

  • Each person may only use one computer at a time.

  • Computers and peripherals are not to be moved or reconfigured without approval of Lab and Classrooms staff.

  • Students may not install software on lab computers. If you have a question regarding specific software that you need to use, contact the Classroom and Labs support team.

  • The use of tobacco products is not allowed in computer classrooms and labs.

  • Food is generally not allowed in computer labs, though some exceptions may apply. Check with staff to determine THAT lab’s policy.

  • Drinks are allowed, as long as they are in no-spill containers.

  • Do not display or print sexually explicit graphics.

  • Behavior and activities that disturb other users or disrupt the operations of the lab are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: physical activities such as "rough-housing," loud music, etc.

  • Children are only allowed in computer labs if they are well-behaved and supervised at all times. Children may not use the computers or occupy workstation areas. At no time are children to be left unattended.

  • With the exception of service animals assisting individuals with disabilities, no animals are allowed in a computer lab at any time.

  • Remember to log out whenever you are done using any lab computer. SOU cannot be held responsible for the protection of your data or account when you leave a computer logged in with your account.

  • Outdoor bicycle racks are provided throughout campus.  Bicycles can not be stored in labs.

  • Violation of any of the above rules may result in disciplinary action and the loss of lab privileges.