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Indiana University

Use of E-mail as Official Correspondence with Students

At Indiana University, each student is expected to set up a University email account for use during the time in which a student is admitted and enrolled at the University.

Email shall be considered an appropriate mechanism for official communication by Indiana University with IU students unless otherwise prohibited by law. The University reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students will receive email and read these emails in a timely fashion.

Assignment of Student Email
Official university email accounts are available for all registered students. The domains for the addresses vary according to campus (e.g., for IU Bloomington, for IUPU Indianapolis, for IU Northwest). Official university communications will be sent to students' official university email addresses.

Students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with university-related communications. Students must insure that there is sufficient space in their accounts to allow for email to be delivered. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

Forwarding of Email
Students who choose to have their email forwarded to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official university network address, do so at their own risk. The University 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, and any such problems.