Terms of Use

Interactions on the SUNY Oneonta OpenLab should follow the SUNY Oneonta Code of Conduct:

As consistent with the aims of the Mission of the College and as citizens of the community of Oneonta, students are expected to improve the society in which they live and become productive members of that society. The standards set forth in the Code of Conduct are meant to embody the mission of the college. Therefore, any student whose behavior, on or off campus, seriously compromises our mission or endangers the lives, property, or physical welfare of members of the college community, will be referred to the conduct process for appropriate action.

  • Improve the Society in which you live: This includes supporting your fellow members, amplifying your peers’ voices, and assuming value in others’ opinions. “Not improving society” includes personal attacks, abusive or offensive language, including profanity or sexually exploitative language insults, threats, and other things that would be considered “not nice.” Don’t use racist, ableist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory language.
  • Be respectful: The Oneonta OpenLab platform aims to cultivate, encourage, and support authentic learning for all members. It’s important that our members recognize this goal, and help promote it via respectful interactions. This includes respecting other members’ beliefs, culture, privacy, and other natural rights.
  • Assume good intentions: Because this platform is a place for learning, it’s to be expected that there will be some difficult conversations at times, and discussions of sensitive topics. While it is essential that these types of dialogs adhere to our other Community Guidelines, we also ask that members who engage also allow their peers the opportunity to correct themselves if they come across in an offensive manner. Please allow your peers the benefit of the doubt, and start by assuming good intentions.
  • Report, don’t feed, inflammatory posts. 

Reporting: Contact your instructor or an administrator by direct message to report a violation of these guidelines.

Consequences: Violating these guidelines might mean a warning, a temporary ban, or a permanent ban at the discretion of the administrators.