Section 490 - Student Email as Official Communication

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Section 490 - Student Email as Official Communication

An official Lower Columbia College email address is required for all students and is generated upon receipt and processing of their applications. The College has the right to send official communications to these email addresses. The College will use this address for official communications with all students.

The College expects that every student will receive email at his or her College email address and will read email on a frequent and consistent basis. A student's failure to receive and read College communications in a timely manner does not absolve that student from knowing and complying with the content of such communication.

All use of email will be consistent with other Lower Columbia College policies including the Student Acceptable Computer Use Policy (refer to the online policies and procedures manual).


490.A Access to Student Email

Students who are not in possession of a personal computer and/or other mobile device with Internet access can use computers available in the open computer labs at the College.


490.B Re-directing/Forwarding of Email

Students may elect to redirect (auto-forward) email sent to their College email address. Students who redirect email from their official College email address to another address do so at their own risk. The College is not responsible for the handling of an email by outside service providers. If an email is lost because of forwarding, it does not absolve the student of the responsibilities associated with the communications sent to their official College email address.


Historic Information:

  • Reviewed by Cabinet - October 1, 2014
  • Reviewed by Leadership - October 27, 2014
  • Campus Review - November 17 - December 1, 2014
  • Adopted by Leadership Team - November 24, 2014


Resource/Reference/Procedure Title Unit Responsibility
Acceptable Use of Information Systems and Services   VP Student Services
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