UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-10-01

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION:                  Communication to Students
SUBJECT:                 E-mail Communication Policy
EFFECTIVE DATE:   August 29, 2005
PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      The University of Pittsburgh has established e-mail as an official means of

      communication with students.

II.   POLICY

      Each student is issued a University e-mail address (username@pitt.edu) upon

      admittance.  This e-mail address may be used by the University for official

      communication with students.  Students are expected to read e-mail sent to this

      account on a regular basis.  Failure to read and react to University communications

      in a timely manner does not absolve the student from knowing and complying with the

      content of the communications.  The University provides an e-mail forwarding service

      that allows students to read their e-mail via other service providers (e.g., Hotmail,

      AOL, Yahoo).  Students that choose to forward their e-mail from their pitt.edu address

      to another address do so at their own risk.  If e-mail is lost as a result of forwarding, it

      does not absolve the student from responding to official communications sent to their

      University e-mail address.

III.  REFERENCES

      Policy 10-02-05, Computer Access and Use

      Policy 10-02-06, Administrative University Data Security and Privacy