Office of the Registrar and Academic Records

Salt Lake Community College Student Email (BruinMail) Policy

Introduction

All Salt Lake Community College students are issued an email account (BruinMail, powered by Google Apps for Education) for use throughout students’ College career and beyond. Accordingly, email is considered an official channel for communication between the College and students.  Email services are provided to students of Salt Lake Community College in support of the teaching, learning, and outreach mission of the College and the administrative functions to carry out that mission.  Email may not be used for unlawful activities.

Policy

A College assigned student email account shall be the College’s official means of communication with all Salt Lake Community College students.  The College reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students receive and read emails in a timely fashion.

Assignment of Student Email

Official College email accounts, known as BruinMail accounts, are available for all registered and admitted students. Official College communications will be sent to students' official College BruinMail address.

Students are expected to check their BruinMail account frequently and consistently to stay current with College-related communications. Students must ensure sufficient space in accounts to allow for email delivery. Students are required to recognize certain communications as time-critical. Students will not be held responsible for an interruption in the ability to access a message if system malfunctions or other system-related problems prevent timely delivery of, or access to, said message (e.g., power outages or email system viruses).

Course Related Use of Email

Faculty may assume a student's official College email is a valid mechanism for communicating with a student.  Faculty must exercise caution when including sensitive data, such as grades, in email messages. This policy will ensure all students may comply with course requirements communicated via email from course instructors.

Forwarding of Email

Students who “forward” the BruinMail account to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official College network address do so at their own risk. The College is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address. Any such problems will not absolve students of the responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to official BruinMail email addresses.

Use of a private account requires students to keep the account active and available to receive messages. Some commercially available accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!mail, etc., may be automatically blocked if specified storage limit is exceeded or may be automatically closed without regular login activity. Students who choose to forward the SLCC email to a different account are responsible to ensure receipt of official College communications forwarded to the personal account. Salt Lake Community College is not responsible for lost or deleted email due to account closures or storage restrictions.