ITS-002: Email Communications Policy

PLEASE NOTE: This policy is published as binding draft while under campus review. If you would like to submit feedback on the draft policy and related documents, please use the feedback form.

I. Policy

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has established email as a means of sending official information to enrolled students.

II. Purpose

This policy is designed to formalize the use of electronic email for official University of Massachusetts Dartmouth communications.

III. Procedures

The university provides an email account to all active University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and students.

The university has the right to expect that email communications will be received and read in a timely fashion in support of academic and business processes. All email account holders are expected to check their university email on a frequent and consistent basis to ensure they are staying current with all official communications.

IV. Responsibility

Computing & Information Technology Services (CITS) has overall responsibility for implementation of this policy.

The CITS Access Management team is responsible for distributing and maintaining official University of Massachusetts Dartmouth email addresses.

The content of official communications is the responsibility of the originating department.

Individuals using email are expected to adhere to the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy and the Information Security Policy.

V. Related Policies

VI. Related Documents