Acceptable Use

Access to the computer systems and networks owned or operated by the College of Computer and Information Science imposes certain responsibilities and obligations, and is granted subject to University policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws. The University’s Acceptable Use Policy may be found at:

Information Technology Services – Policy On Appropriate Use Of Computer And Network Resources

Appropriate use of these resources is always ethical, reflects academic honesty, and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It demonstrates respect for intellectual property, system security, and individuals’ rights to privacy and to freedom from intimidation and harassment.

Making appropriate use of the resources means:

  • Using resources only for authorized purposes
  • Protecting your computer account from unauthorized use. You are responsible and will be held accountable for all activities in your account.
  • Accessing only files, data, and network resources that are your own, that are explicitly publicly available, or to which you have been given authorized access
  • Using only legal versions of copyrighted software
  • Being considerate in your use of shared resources, including but not limited to disk space, CPU cycles, network bandwidth, and printer paper

In making appropriate use of the resources, you must not:

  • Use another person’s account
  • Attempt to decode passwords or exploit possible security holes
  • Engage in any activity that might be harmful to the systems or the data stored on them, or other computers that are connected to them, such as propagating viruses, removing systems files, or disrupting services
  • Use the College’s systems for personal material gain
  • Do anything that violates the above guidelines

The College considers any violation of appropriate use principles or guidelines to be a serious offense and reserves the right to copy and examine any files or information resident on College systems. Violators are subject to having their account disabled and/or disciplinary action as prescribed in the honor codes and the student and employee handbooks. Further, violations of some of the rules is a violation of state or federal law, and may be punished according to those laws.

Remember that the College provides these resources solely for coursework and research, and makes no guarantees about their availability. Using them is a privilege, not a right.

 

CCIS Accounts

As a student with a CCIS Major, CCIS Faculty or Staff member, a student enrolled in a CCIS course, or a CCIS minor you are entitled to a CCIS Account. CCIS Accounts for students are provisioned automatically based on Registrar data and disabled in accordance with University Policy.

Account Type Account Eligibility Account Disabled
CCIS Major/Graduate Student First day of first CCIS course 30 days after graduation
CCIS Minor First day of CCIS course 30 days after course ends
Enrolled in a CCIS course First day of CCIS course 30 days after course ends

CCIS Alumni Accounts

CCIS accounts are intended for students in enrolled in CCIS courses, declared majors, graduate students, faculty and staff. These accounts are persistent as long as the individual maintains his or her association with the college. CCIS accounts are deactivated 30 days after completion of a CCIS course or degree program. Accounts that are both active and absent from our course registration or degree program data provided by the Registrar will be deactivated and expired, including all alumni accounts prior to September 2015.

Mail forwarding

Mail forwarding from your @ccs.neu.edu account to your @husky.neu.edu or @alumni.neu.edu is available with proof of usage in published papers. Contact systems@ccs.neu.edu to set up mail forwarding and include a link to the published paper for validation purposes.

Archiving your CCIS account

We strongly advise you to archive your CCIS account prior to deactivation. Using your preferred file transfer client, SFTP to login.ccs.neu.edu to download the contents of your home directory.

If you are unsure of your account details, please visit my.ccs.neu.edu to attempt the recovery process. Your recovery email address is likely your ccs email address (for accounts created prior to September 2015) or your husky email.

If your CCIS account was created prior to September 2015, you will also have a Zimbra account that you may archive. Please review KB0012148: Migrate your CCIS Zimbra Mail (PDF) to migrate your email before your account is deactivated and expired.

Alumni Resources

Alumni who graduated after August 2013 continue to have access to their @husky.neu.edu email address and Gapps at http://mail.google.com/a/husky.neu.edu. Your username and password are the same used to access Husky Nation. All alumni who graduated prior to August 2013 can take advantage of our @alumni.neu.edu email forwarding service. All available alumni benefits can be reviewed at northeastern.edu/alumni/about/benefits.