To safeguard the operation of the Directory, the University has adopted many guidelines and policies that are used by the University to govern conduct, particularly conduct that occurs in an online environment. In addition to the University's policies and guidelines, users of the Community must abide by the following specific rules and regulations:

A. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating any of the material is prohibited. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the Directory for home, noncommercial and personal use only; provided, however, that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Directory.

B. Use of information or communications available through the Directory, directly or indirectly, for any commercial, public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services, cold-calling of any kind or mass-mailings for commercial, public or political purposes. Information available through the Directory may be used for specific personal and University-related purposes only.

C. Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying any service on the Directory. Posting of obscene materials or use of obscene language, posting of vulgar materials, or use of vulgar language, or use of abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language of any kind, will constitute a violation of these policies governing the use of the Directory. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component.

D. All aliases adopted by users of the Directory are subject to approval by the University to ensure that the proper image is associated with the institution.

The University is not responsible for screening communications made using the Directory in advance, and the University will not routinely monitor use of the Directory. For this reason, it is essential that the Directory members report any abuses or misuses of the Directory to the University at

If the University determines, in its sole discretion, that a user's participation in the Directory creates an actual or potential liability for the University, or that the user has violated the policies set forth herein, the University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. The University reserves the right to expel a user and/or deny a user further access to the Directory if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations.