As information technology continues to play an increasingly important role in education and the world in general, it is essential that Kenyon students, staff, and faculty have open access to information and training in information skills in order to participate in this emerging electronic culture. Open access to Kenyon's information services requires an intellectual environment based on mutual respect and trust, information sharing, collaboration with peers, the free inquiry and expression of ideas, and a secure information infrastructure maintained by the College.
The health and well-being of such an environment is the responsibility of each member of the Kenyon community. All members are expected to behave in a responsible, ethical and legal manner regarding the use of Kenyon's information services. In order to insure such an environment, these policies define the rights and responsibilities of individual members. By using Kenyon's information services, a member of the Kenyon community gives implicit consent to abide by these policies.