Terms of Service

WGU Community Notice  

Date of Last Revision: April 26, 2016

The WGU Community is a peer-to-peer and direct support channel for WGU students and alumni. The purpose of this community is to provide a central location to share information, and encourage the development of competence, academic progress, and relationship development between students and faculty as WGU students engage in collaborative learning. This notice is intended to guide the use of the WGU Community in order to achieve these goals.

Although this community is designed for WGU students, faculty and staff, we welcome anyone with an interest in WGU to participate in the public areas of the WGU Community. We expect all users to observe the community rules of conduct set forth in this notice.

By using or accessing the WGU Community as a guest or as a registered user, you are agreeing to abide by the conditions in this WGU Community Notice, as may be updated from time to time. Such modifications shall be effective upon posting. Therefore, we recommend you review these terms each time you access the WGU Community.  

Conduct   

Users of the WGU Community may not post or transmit: 

  1. content that discloses private or personal matters concerning any person or sensitive personal information, including, but not limited to, phone numbers, emails, social security numbers, addresses, and information protected under FERPA;
  2. off-topic comments not related to WGU activities;
  3. advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters, pyramid schemes, class action suits, or charitable appeals.
  4. any file or link to a file that contains viruses, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer;
  5. duplicate posts, spam messages, or posts repeated excessively on one or more boards;
  6. messages designed to evade profanity or other filters;
  7. content that violates the WGU Community User Guidelines, WGU's Student Handbook (including the Code of Student Conduct), or WGU's Privacy Policy; or
  8. anything that interferes in any way with the operations in the forum or with a fellow user's message box, including but not limited to mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.

Community moderators will monitor the WGU Community to ensure compliance with this notice and to provide assistance when necessary. WGU Community moderators may at any time and without prior notice remove any posted message or thread, delete words that violate these guidelines from posted messages, or report your conduct to the Student Conduct Administrator. If you recognize any violation of these guidelines, please notify WGU by using the "Report Inappropriate Content" feature in the Options menu of the message, or by contacting us directly at: communityadmin@wgu.edu.

Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. WGU, as the manager of the WGU Community, will protect your information in accordance with the requirements of Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts of 1974 (FERPA) and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, you are responsible your use of the WGU Community and for any content you post, submit, share or display through the WGU Community. All content you post may be available to other users of the WGU Community. However, it's important to note that user's of the WGU Community are not bound by FERPA, and therefore do not have an obligation to keep information you share confidential. With this in mind, please do not share sensitive and/or personal information, as WGU cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any such information. 

For more information on WGU's privacy practices, please see the entire privacy policy at: 


WGU's Privacy Policy

WGU Student Handbook Disclaimer Notice

Unauthorized Use

You are responsible for all activity originating from your account that is reasonably under your control. It is your obligation to keep your login information secure and confidential. If your user identification or password(s) is compromised, or if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security, you are responsible for promptly notifying us. You can notify us by sending an email to communityadmin@wgu.edu.