Student Electronic Communication

Purpose: This policy outlines the appropriate use of all electronic communications tools and media provided to University of St. Francis students.

Policy: Every student is expected to use good judgment when using the university’s communications systems. Electronic communications that are sent or received by the university owned communication systems are the property of the university and will be subject to the Terms of Use.

Applies to: All University communications systems including but not limited to: any messaging, collaboration, publishing, broadcast, or distribution system that depends on electronic communications resources to create, send, forward, reply to, transmit, distribute, broadcast, store, hold, copy, download, display, view, read, or print electronic records for purposes of communication across electronic communications network systems between or among individuals or groups, that is either explicitly denoted as a system for electronic communications or is implicitly used for such purposes.

Terms of Use

The University of St. Francis primary and official method of communicating with our students is through the University’s email system. This communications includes vital university messages, emergency broadcast and instructions, billing information, registration and other service communications. Students are required to access and review University of St. Francis email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University-related communications. Students must recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

Email attachments are limited to 200 Meg.

The electronic communication systems are intended for academic use and, as such, student email accounts or other electronic communication systems may not be used to create or transmit unsolicited bulk messages (commonly known as “spam”), content intended for commercial gain, or content which violates applicable state or federal laws.

Students may not use University maintained group email lists unless they have received prior approval from the Chief Information Officer.
Students are solely responsible for any content they create or transmit while using the systems.

The University is not responsible for any content received by the student from another person or entity, and furthermore is not liable for any physical, emotional or mechanical damage arising from use of the system.

Student email and system accounts are University-owned and subject to inactivation at the University’s sole discretion.

Federal law requires the University to make timely interim reports on any crime considered to be a threat to the campus community. To comply with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act in the most effective manner possible the University's Director of Safety & Security or designee will have the authority to send an interim report, pursuant to the Clery act, to the entire e-mail address book.