CLE Service Policies

General Procedure Regarding Community Users

The CLE gives priority service and primary facilities access to students currently enrolled at South Texas College. Former students and community users may utilize CLE facilities as available, unless it interferes with access for any enrolled STC student. Former students and community users may arrange for services such as tutoring assistance, lab reservation, proctoring upon approval of CLE Director.

No children under the age of 18 are permitted to be present in CLE without a parent or adult guardian, unless enrolled as a South Texas College student or a participant in an approved college-sponsored activity.

Study Room Access

  • In order to use Study Rooms, students must check out room using valid Student ID or approved form of identification.
  • Advance reservation of study rooms may be restricted on some campuses or at certain times.
  • If advance reservation is allowed, study rooms may not be reserved more than one month in advance or for recurring appointments longer than one month in duration.
  • If a study room has no reservation, it will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Study rooms may be used for a maximum of 3 hours at a time. Occupancy lasting longer than 3 hours will require special permission.
  • As study room spaces are limited, groups of students may be given priority to individual users, especially after the first hour of use.

*Note: The rules above are general guidelines of use for all CLE sites. Any exceptions to any of the above rules must be approved by campus Specialist. Rules may vary slightly by campus as necessary. Any modification of standard procedures will be posted at each campus location.

ADA Student Utilization Procedures

CLE will serve every student regardless of disability status with equity in access to services and facilities. As such, CLE makes every reasonable effort to meet applicable documented student learning accommodations as follows:

  • Student must have an approved accommodation plan for the current term and a memo from STC's Office of Disability Support Services on file at the campus CLE in order to receive accommodations.
  • To ensure equitable service to all students, extra time during tutoring sessions will be allowed to ADA students only under the following conditions
  • when the tutor determines the topic legitimately requires more time
  • when other tutors for the subject are available for student access.
  • CLE does not guarantee extended time to an ADA student in every circumstance. The level of accommodation may vary depending on available resources and individual circumstances.
  • ADA students may only receive extended services once per day, unless approved by CLE Specialist. Additional tutoring sessions may be accessed on a drop-in, first-come-first-served basis.
  • For extended tutoring sessions, appointments are recommended. Without prior appointment, student will not be guaranteed extended time.

Guidelines for Permissible Computer Use in the CLE

CLE Academic Computer Labs are available for use by STC students, employees, faculty, and users from the community.

We ask that all patrons comply with the following guidelines:

  • South Texas College's Guidelines for the Acceptable Use of Information Resources provides a comprehensive guide to use of information resources at STC. The guide can be referenced through the embedded link provided above and on STC's Human Resources website.
  • STC students with class work and research needs have priority access to CLE computers. Access to computers should primarily be for educational purposes but limited personal use is allowed.
  • Patrons will respect the privacy of other users, and will refrain from attempting to view or read material being used by others.
  • Users are responsible for all activities which are performed through their username. Sharing usernames (computer login credentials) is a violation of STC policy.
  • Transmission of personal information through STC computers and network is done at the risk of the user.
  • The computer workstations may not be used for commercial activities.
  • Do not display or print graphic materials that may be objectionable or offensive. Posting messages or accessing materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another's reputation, or illegal is prohibited.
  • Be aware that computer screen content is monitored remotely by college personnel. Users accessing inappropriate content may be remotely blocked from using a workstation.
  • Computer access is not to be used for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, including any activities prohibited under applicable federal, state, or local laws.
  • Any attempt to circumvent, breach, or modify workstation, network or host security within the CLE, the College, or at other Internet sites, or to otherwise compromise the operation of, or access to these systems resources is prohibited.
  • Accessing restricted information or resources is prohibited.
  • Installation or modification of computer hardware and/or software is prohibited.
  • Introducing viruses or other harmful or malicious software is prohibited.
  • Encrypting communications to avoid security review is prohibited.
  • Use of computer equipment purchased with grant funds may be limited.

Consequences for inappropriate computer use include, but are not limited to:

  • Suspension of access to computers and the internet
  • Revocation of a user's account
  • Other disciplinary or legal action, in accordance with STC policy or procedure and applicable laws