UVM General Policy Notice
Within the University setting as within society at large, the exercise of one's rights must be tempered by recognition of the rights of others. The discovery of new propositions or new solutions may be followed by passionate advocacy. Such advocacy must not, however, compromise the ability of the University to provide safe access to its educational programs and activities.
Computer, Communication, & Network Technology Acceptable Use
The University of Vermont provides a wide array of computing, communication, networking, and other information technology resources to students, staff, and faculty to advance the educational, research, and land-grant missions of the institution. This Policy sets forth the University’s expectations for the acceptable use of those resources.
The uvm.edu e-mail address that has been issued to you is the official means by which the University will communicate with you (during academic sessions and break periods). You are responsible for checking e-mail (from the University) sent to your University e-mail address.
Peer to Peer File Sharing
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities and to University judicial sanctions.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The University of Vermont respects the privacy of student educational records. In accordance with this Act, as amended, this policy communicates students’ rights with respect to their educational records.
Individuals who, through their behavior or words, create significant disruption or engage in or threaten personal harm or the destruction of property may have their access to University property, buildings, equipment, or campus areas restricted or denied.
Other Disclosures to Students:
This section highlights several disclosure requirements from the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). These requirements include general institutional information as well as material regarding: financial assistance, health and safety, student outcomes, and intercollegiate athletic program participation and financial support.
The University of Vermont’s Consumer Information website provides additional information and notices for students. Paper copies of these disclosure notices are available by contacting the office of Student Financial Services. The following information is included in these notices:
- Complaint Procedure
- Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
- Student Financial Aid Information
- Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
- Student Diversity
- Price of Attendance
- Refund Policy
- Requirements for Withdrawal/Return of Title IV Funds
- Academic Program Information
- Transfer of Credit Policy
- Articulation Agreements
- Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
- Vaccination Policy
- Public Safety Report (Clery Report)
- Fire Safety Report
- Retention Rate
- Graduation Rates
- Placement in Employment/Graduate and Professional Education (Post Graduate Survey)
- Equity in Athletics Disclosure (EADA)/NCAA Gender Equity Survey