Student Email Communication Policy

Columbia University, recognizing the increasing need for electronic communication with students, has established email as an official means of communication with students.

An official Columbia University email address is required for all students. The University has the right to send official communications to the University email address, which is based upon the University Network ID (UNI) assigned to the student.

The University expects that every student will use his or her Columbia University email account for all communications with University faculty and staff and will read email on a frequent and consistent basis. A student’s failure to receive and read University communications in a timely manner does not absolve that student from knowing and complying with the content of such communications.

All use of email will be consistent with other Columbia University policies including the Acceptable Use Policy.

Revision approved by Curriculum and Education Policy Committee 10/25/13