|In a college/university type environment the college/university owns the network and thus have the legal right to say how their network can, and cannot, be used.|
Most, if not all, colleges and universities have a clearly defined "appropriate use" policy that they make all students read and sign off on (the signature usually comes below the final sentence of "I the undersigned agree that I have read, and fully understand, the appropriate use policy contained herin"
If you're a college student and you signed such a document you had best not try to do anything that is against the policy. Getting caught doing something that is against the policy can, and likely will, lead to your expulsion (without any money back) and also leaves you liable to be charged with criminal activity.
Just for the record. If what you're trying to do is against policy, then you can count on them watching for people just like you trying to abuse their network. Which is to say, if you try, you will get caught.
If however, you're asking for someone else, if this person is a friend, be one to them and tell them to reread the college's appropriate use policy and/or call the IT department and ask them outright if they can do what they want to do. You just might save them some serious trouble.