Sitting Bull College
Laptop Check Out Policy
Last Updated: 04/08/2010

Sitting Bull College has several laptop computers available for students to check out on a temporary basis.  This policy has been created to ensure that this privilege is not abused and college property is sufficiently protected from abuse or theft. 

Notes regarding these laptops:

There are various models and configurations of laptops.  All laptops will have the latest version of Microsoft Office as well as other necessary software.  The laptops will have internet access available on campus.  The student will be responsible for providing their own internet access off campus

Any student caught attempting to install any other software or use the laptop in any way that violates the acceptable use policy will have their check-out privileges permanently revoked. 

Procedures for checking out laptops:               

Laptops are available on a first come – first served basis.  To request a laptop the student will contact either the IT Manager (Dave Mueller) or Institutional Data Coordinator (Lisa McLaughlin).  If a laptop is available it can be checked out immediately, otherwise they will be placed on the waiting list.

Students will be notified via email when their laptop is available to be picked up if they are on a waiting list.  Once the student has been notified they will have until 4pm of the next day to pick it up.

College laptops can only be checked out for one week at a time.  Laptops due on a holiday or other college closing must be returned the first day the college is open.  Laptops must be returned before 4pm.  A student may request to re-check out a laptop for another week as long as there is not a waiting list.

When a student checks out a laptop, they will be required to sign a copy of this policy.  By signing this policy the student is acknowledging that they received the laptop in good, working condition. The student will be responsible for removing any documents off the laptop before it is returned.  Make sure to remove all personal belongings as well, the College is not responsible for anything left behind.

If you cannot return your laptop when it is due you must contact the IT Manager or Inst. Data Coordinator immediately.  YOU will be responsible for making sure that the laptop is returned on time.  There will be no reminder phone calls or emails.  No excuses.  By not returning a laptop on time you are inconveniencing other students.  Continuing to turn in laptops past the due date will lose this privilege.

Students not returning the laptop when it is due may lose their privileges temporarily.  The first time a laptop is not returned by the due date, the student will not be able to check out another laptop for two weeks.  The second offense will be for a month, and the third offense for the rest of the semester.
Once a laptop is overdue, the student’s account may be locked until the laptop is returned.  Stipend checks, grades, or transcripts may also be held until the laptop is returned.

When the laptop is returned, before it will be accepted the student must turn on the laptop to show that it is in working condition.  Laptops and its accessories must be returned in the same condition they were checked out.  Students will be responsible for any damages or replacement of the laptop or accessories, and will not be allowed to check out laptops until any costs are paid in full. The cost to replace a laptop, accessories and software is approximately $1,000.  If a laptop or any accessory is returned dirty the student will be responsible to clean the dirty pieces before the laptop will be accepted.

Laptops are only to be used by the person signing the check out agreement, NOT other students, family members or other people.  The laptop remains college property at all times.

BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAPTOP AND ANY ACCESSORIES:

 

 

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THE ABOVE ITEMS WILL BE IN MY POSSESSION AND NO ONE ELSE WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THESE ITEMS.

The above laptop & accessories must be returned by:

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If I am unable to return these items by the above time, I will contact the IT Manager @ 701.854.8003 before the due time.

I AGREE THAT IF THE LAPTOP OR ANY ACCESSORIES ARE DAMAGED OR NOT RETURNED I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING TO HAVE THESE ITEMS REPLACED.  THIS INCLUDES WITHHOLDING ANY STIPEND OR OTHER MONIES DUE TO ME BY THE COLLEGE.  ANY ADDITIONAL BALANCE DUE WILL BE CHARGED TO MY ACCOUNT AND NO TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE RELEASED UNTIL THIS BALANCE IS PAID IN FULL.

I understand that any violation of this policy or abuse of these privileges may result in the temporary or permanent loss of these privileges.

 

 

 

 

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