To facilitate processing of requests to use the mass e-mail service, the Office of the Provost has set the following guidelines for the sending of messages to and from faculty. The message must:

  • be of major importance to faculty
  • be of wide interest across the campus (e.g., no department or college lectures)
  • be no more than 20 lines (70-character length) including blank lines
  • include information (phone and/or e-mail) to enable recipients to contact sender
  • not be a "commercial" for a service

If appropriate, it is recommended that the message include a URL referring recipients to a website where more information can be obtained.

As of October 2012, the Provost Office will no longer approve mass e-mails announcing or advertising speakers or lectures.   


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May 19, 2016