• University Procedures

If the University receives a notification of copyright infringement, and it is determined that the violation is tied to your computer, the following will happen:

First Offense

Suffolk University Information Technology Services (ITS) will disable your network access.

You will receive a notice from the Dean of Students (DOS) for violating item 2.08 of the Community Standards. The notice will require you to appear for a Disciplinary Hearing. If you do not make an appointment, the DOS will make a determination of responsibility without your input and you will be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing and sanctions. Warning notice is kept on file with the Dean of Students.

Suffolk University recognizes that in some situations a single offence may be sufficient for immediate suspension.

Second Offense

Suffolk University ITS will disable your network access.

You will receive a notice from the DOS for violating item 2.08 of the Community Standards. The notice will require you to appear for a Disciplinary Hearing. If you do not make an appointment, the DOS will make a determination of responsibility without your input and you will be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing and sanctions. Warning notice is kept on file with the Dean of Students.

Additionally the student will be required to pay a fine to the Suffolk University Emergency Fund.

Subsequent Offenses

Suffolk University ITS will disable your network access.

You will receive a notice from the DOS for violating item 2.08 of the Community Standards. The notice will require you to appear for a Disciplinary Hearing. If you do not make an appointment, the DOS will make a determination of responsibility without your input and you will be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing and sanctions.

The violation will be put on your permanent record. Suffolk University network access will be restricted for a determined length of time. Additionally the student will be required to pay a fine to the Suffolk University Emergency Fund.

For more information please refer to Suffolk University policies published in the Undergraduate Student Handbook:

  • Computing and Information Resources Policy
  • Community Standards and Student Discipline