Facilities and Services
PCC supplies a number of technology resources that provide you with information and communications ability. Information about how to set up personal user accounts and logins will be received at Check-In, and user guides are available on Eagle’s Nest. It is your responsibility to use technology sensibly in a way that protects your Christian testimony.
User Name and Passwords
Your user name, password, and other personal identification gives access to campus technology. Keep this information secure, and do not give it to anyone else under any circumstance; you are responsible for all activity, calls, interactions, and content associated with your user accounts.
On-Campus Telephone System
To call a residence hall room, simply dial the corresponding room phone extension. From off campus, dial (850) 476-8000 and enter the student phone extension. Residence hall switchboard hours are 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
From 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., if an emergency arises, parents may call (850) 478-8496. To make it easier for family members to reach you, give them your phone extension. Those who do not know an extension and call asking for a woman by name or asking for her phone number will be referred to our message center rather than being transferred directly to the room. The message center will call and e-mail the student with the message.
Lost, damaged, or stolen telephone equipment will be billed at replacement cost. Any type of hookup to your telephone is not permitted. For problems or questions about telephone service, equipment, or billing statements, complete a Telecommunications Inquiry form available on Eagle’s Nest.
Please do not ask to use the College business phones. Telephones are available in each residence hall room; and there are courtesy telephones in the residence halls, Crowne Centre, Dale Horton Auditorium, MacKenzie Building, Visual and Performing Arts building, Sports Center, and near the Information Desk.
E-Mail and Voicemail
Check your e-mail and voicemail regularly because your parents, faculty, or others on campus may need to communicate with you. You are responsible for information and announcements distributed through these sources.
Personal computers, phones, notebooks, tablets, and other devices have become part of everyday life. You are responsible for the content of all files and media in keeping with the PCC Code of Conduct. Accordingly, you should protect the use of your devices by others and only access appropriate content.
Students are prohibited from electronic content rated teen, mature, or adult, and any content regardless of rating containing graphic violence, sensual or demonic themes, suggestive dress, foul language, or gambling. PCC reserves the right to check any electronic device if it is reported or suspected that e-mail messages, files, or media may be in violation of the policies and standards of the College. Devices may not be used to watch movies or TV.
Students may not have personal network equipment. These devices include, but are not limited to hubs, switches, routers, repeaters, and bridges.
Internet and Social Media
PCC provides a filtered wireless system that provides safe Internet access for all students. All residence halls, the Commons, Library, and the Sports Center are equipped with wireless access points. If you inadvertently access an inappropriate site, please report the site to the system administrator at admin*students|pcci|edu. It is recommended that all computers connecting to the wireless system have current anti-virus software. For your convenience, the College provides a free copy of the Sophos anti-virus software on Eagle’s Nest.
PCC’s Internet access is filtered to prevent access to websites that generally:
- Have a reputation for inappropriate photos, videos, language, or content
- Are categorized by search engines as obscene or vulgar
- Promote sharing without accountability
- Take extensive bandwidth, causing a slower campus connection for others
If a website is blocked, you may request that it be reviewed and opened using the link provided on the page.
The use of social media is permitted as long as it does not conflict with the standards and spirit of the College. Each student is expected to protect his testimony and to avoid any wrong or questionable associations. Students will be expected to take responsibility for all content posted in connection with their social media outlets, whether personally posted or submitted by others.
Printing services are provided to students through printing kiosk stations located in the Commons, Library, and residence halls. Students may print from personal devices to these stations, or may use computer labs for printing. See Eagle’s Nest for printing limits and prices.
Stateside faxes may be sent using your telephone authorization code at the library for the cost of the phone call. You can also send and receive faxes at the Business Office. International faxes can be sent only through the Business Office. For information about charges, see Eagle’s Nest.
To receive a fax, direct senders to use (850) 479-6577 and ask them to include your complete name to identify you as the recipient.
PCC provides computers in the Library for Skype communications with family and others from home. You may reserve 30-minute times on the second floor of the Library. Each individual or member of a group must sign in at the start of the session and out at the end. Please check at the Assistance Station on second floor for availability and other details regarding this free service.
Appropriate and Ethical Use
Misuse of technology is a serious infraction and can result in revocation of access as well as disciplinary action. Users must never attempt to access inappropriate material (such as pornography); make efforts to bypass, modify, or disable filters or restraints established by network or account administrators; attempt to gain a higher level of access to the system than authorized; or access or modify another individual’s account.
It is also considered a misuse of privileges to send messages with vulgar, harassing, obscene, pornographic, or threatening content, or to send chain letters or group mailings for business endeavors, personal agendas, or political reasons.
Students are responsible for adhering to local, state, federal, copyright, and international laws. While PCC cannot be held responsible for the actions of individual users, we will make every effort to ensure compliance and will provide any information required by authorities. We reserve the right to monitor all activity, incoming or outgoing, on the College’s network, accounts, and on all internally linked computers.
Copyright laws and licensing agreements govern the computer software on the resources at PCC. Under United States copyright laws, no person may duplicate or distribute a work without the express permission of the author(s). (Commercial software vendors do not generally grant permission to duplicate their products; however, there are two categories of software that do allow copying and distribution of the product: public domain software and shareware.) PCC supports these laws and agreements.
Students with access to PCC computer resources must adhere to copyright laws and licensing agreements as well as to the following:
- It is unlawful for any student to make copies of computer software owned by the College.
- Any program designated by the author(s) as shareware may be freely copied and distributed according to the express permission of the author(s). If a student continues to use a program, he is expected to register that program with the author(s) by paying a fee. Students continuing to use unregistered shareware products may be in violation of United States copyright law.
- It is wrong to tamper with someone else’s computer. If you have permission to use a computer, leave everything the way you found it.