Other Services and Facilities

A. Office of Career Strategy

The Office of Career Strategy offers programs designed to enable students of Yale College to further their career goals. To provide services on an equitable basis, the Office of Career Strategy has established procedures and regulations. Violations of these standards, including reneging on an internship or post-graduate job offer, may cause revocation of the privilege to use OCS programs, resources, and facilities.

Infractions may be referred by the director of the Office of Career Strategy, at his or her discretion, to the Yale College Executive Committee with a request that disciplinary action be taken. Infractions include, but are not limited to, the following: altering in any manner a transcript, associated documents, or test scores; reneging on an accepted internship or full-time employment offer; signing up for an employment interview when not authorized to do so; purporting to be another person or utilizing a document of another person; and sequestering or removing materials without permission. Students are expected to keep appointments and to conform to norms of common courtesy.

B. Resource Office on Disabilities

The University is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that is supportive of students with disabilities. The Resource Office on Disabilities, 35 Broadway (rear entrance), room 222, facilitates individual accommodations for students with disabilities, and provides access to academic programs and activities, information on available services, and assistance with the use of those services. Students with disabilities are therefore encouraged to call or visit the Resource Office at their earliest opportunity to learn about the services available and to inform the office about their special needs. Written documentation of the disability is required for registration with the Resource Office.

C. Technology facilities

Yale’s technology facilities (for example, the Yale network, work stations, computer labs, and other technologies) are a valuable educational and research resource, and students are expected to respect them and to use them responsibly. All students must conform to the University Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy. Misappropriation of the network, unauthorized copying of computer software, or unauthorized use of any Yale technology facility is forbidden.

Students using Yale’s computer network are required to observe federal and state copyright laws, which regulate such activities as accessing, downloading, copying, uploading, and distributing copyrighted material. Copyrighted material commonly includes, among other works, books, songs, music, films, photographic images, and videos.

Yale receives “takedown” notices for violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Yale receives these notices in its capacity as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) when a user on the Yale network is observed illegally sharing or downloading copyrighted material online. The University procedures for handling these notices includes forwarding the notice to the alleged infringers, contacting the student’s residential college dean, or restricting or removing access to Yale network resources. If you receive a copyright infringement notice or other correspondence from the University in connection with alleged infringing activity, read the notice carefully and comply with University requests as soon as possible. In addition to any discipline imposed by Yale for these violations, illegal file sharing may result in legal action by the content owners.

Each technology facility has additional rules that govern its use. Copies of the relevant rules are available at the facilities. Students with authorized access to technology facilities are subject to the rules and should acquaint themselves with them. Violations may be punished by a suspension of the privilege of access to the facilities for a specified period of time or permanently. Such penalties may be summarily imposed by the director of the computer facilities in question or by the director’s designee.

Once privileges are suspended, the director or the director’s designee will so notify the student in writing, describing the evidentiary basis for the decision. A copy of this notice will also be sent to the student’s residential college dean and to the chief information officer. A student who believes that he or she has been unjustly suspended from the use of technology facilities may appeal the director’s decision to the Chief Information Officer.

In the case of serious or repeated infractions of the facility rules, the director of the facility or the director’s designee may, at his or her discretion, refer the matter to the Yale College Executive Committee with a request that further disciplinary action be taken; infractions of the Undergraduate Regulations will be referred to the Yale College Executive Committee. In addition to University discipline, students may be subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil liability for violating provisions of applicable law.

D. Telephone facilities

Telephone service at Yale, both local and long-distance, is provided by Yale Information Technology Services (ITS). The telephone facilities are wholly owned and managed by the University. Yale provides telephone service to each suite in the undergraduate residences and a voicemail box for each student who lives on campus.

All telephone services and the rules governing their use are explained in the ITS Telecommunications Student Handbook. Information regarding telephone and voicemail service is available at the department’s service office located at 25 Science Park, by calling the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-9000, or on the ITS Telephone Services website.

Students who violate any of the rules governing use of telephone services or who use long-distance telephone facilities without authorization may be subject to disciplinary action by the Yale College Executive Committee and/or criminal prosecution.

E. Cable television service

Yale University subscribes to cable television service supplied by Comcast for its educational and entertainment value. A basic set of broadcast, cable, and Yale-originated channels is included as part of the room charge. Further information can be obtained from the ITS-Telecommunications office at 203-432-9000 or on the ITS Telecommunications website.

Students who make alterations to the cable television equipment or use cable boxes not provided by Comcast are in violation of the Undergraduate Regulations. Violators will be reported to the residential college master and dean, who may also, at their discretion, request that disciplinary action be taken by the Yale College Executive Committee. In addition, such students may be subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil liability for violating provisions of applicable law, including the Federal Communications Act as amended (47 U.S.C. H553 and H605) and Connecticut General Statutes H53a-115 through -117a (“Criminal Mischief”), H53a-119 (“Larceny”), H53a-127c (“Theft of Utility or Community Antenna Television Service for Profit or Economic Gain”), and H52-564 (“Treble Damages for Thefts”).