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.
Residence Hall Room Phones
Each residence hall room has a telephone for emergency, on-campus, local, and toll-free calls. Calling cards with toll-free access may be used for long-distance and international calls, and may be purchased at the Campus Store.
Rooms can be called using a six-digit extension (17 + 4-digit room number) from on-campus phones. From a cell phone or off-campus phone, call (850) 476-8000 and enter the six-digit extension.
To make it easier for family members to reach you, give them your room’s six-digit 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 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.
Check your e-mail regularly as faculty or staff may need to communicate with you. You are responsible for information and announcements distributed through your e-mail.
Personal computers, phones, laptops, 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 mature or adult, and any content regardless of rating containing graphic violence, sensual or demonic themes, suggestive dress, foul language, or gambling. Digital displays/monitors should not have the capability to receive TV programming. 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 print 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.
Faxes may be sent and received at 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 and ID number 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.
Students are expected to respect the privacy of others in regards to Skype and Face Time in the residence halls.
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.