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400.2 - Official Method of Communication

University Group Policy #400.2

I.  Policy Statement

Winston-Salem State University regards a student’s university-assigned email account as an official method of communication for undergraduate students, graduate students,staff and faculty, unless otherwise prescribed by another policy. While e-mail is an official method of communication, it is not the only official method of communication and does not exclude alternate methods such as written or oral communications. Official university communications include, but are not limited to, enrollment information, grade information,financial information and policy,and announcements,as well as individualized notices. This system affords an efficient method for official messages to be disseminated to both on-and off-campus students. It is the responsibility of each student to frequently access their WSSU electronic mail account as it may contain an official communication from the university. All members of the university community must maintain good e-mail management habits and adhere to the standards of responsible use specified by WSSU if the institution is to maintain a quality, collaborative computing environment.

II.     Applicability

This policy applies to all faculty, students, and staff of Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Office of Information Technology

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted March 21, 2014