Student Email Policy

Originally Issued: October 2010

Contacts: Don Diener Lori Temple

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Official email communications are intended to meet student, faculty, and staff academic and administrative needs within the campus community. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the university and its faculty may communicate with students officially by email and will expect that such email messages will be received and read in a timely manner.

Official UNLV email accounts are created for all admitted students. The addresses are all in the form of [name] These accounts must be activated by the students through the Office of information Technology Help Desk or online.

If a student wishes to have email redirected from their UNLV official email to another email address, they may do so but at their own risk. The university is not responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors or departmental/unit servers, none of which are considered official student email accounts. Having email redirected does not absolve a student from the responsibilities associated with official communication sent to his or her [name] account.

Students are expected to check their email on a frequent basis in order to stay current with UNLV related administrative and course communications and to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Students must ensure that there is sufficient space in their accounts to allow for delivery of official email communications.

It is a violation of the UNLV Code of Student Conduct to use email to impersonate a university office, faculty/staff member, another student or any other person.

Email users should exercise extreme caution in using email to communicate confidential or sensitive matters, and should not assume that email is private or secure. It is also important that users are careful to send messages only to the intended recipients.

Faculty will determine how electronic forms of communication will be used in their classes, and will specify their requirements in the course syllabus. Such use by students and faculty shall be consistent with this policy.

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Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

This policy clarifies the requirements for email communications with students via their official [name] accounts.

Entities Affected by Policy

All students, faculty and staff are affected by this policy.

Who Should Read This Policy

All students, faculty and staff are affected by this policy.


To request an exception, please complete the IT Policy Exception Form.