E-Mail Policy


All users of information technology systems and resources, including but not limited to Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff.

Policy Statement

Syracuse University has established e-mail as a primary vehicle for official communication with students, faculty and staff. Each registered student and active faculty and staff member is assigned an official Syracuse University e-mail address by Information Technology and Services (ITS) according to a naming convention regulated by ITS. All official University email communications will be sent to the assigned syr.edu address, including but not limited to communications from faculty to students registered in their classes and from administrative units to students.

The University expects that students will receive and read e-mail in a timely manner. Failure to receive and read University communications delivered to official e-mail address in a timely manner does not absolve recipients from knowing and complying with the content of such communications.

Students, faculty and staff may redirect their official syr.edu e-mail address to another address, such as @hotmail.com, @yahoo.com, or @aol.com at their own risk. The University is not responsible for the handling of e-mail by other service providers. Having e-mail redirected does not absolve recipients from knowing and complying with the content of the communication sent to their official University e-mail address.

Improper use of computing systems, including e-mail, as described in the Responsible Use of Information Technology Systems and Resources policy is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.

Policy Administration

Links to Procedures and Related Information

Date: April 2008