Email account creation / account termination
Proper and Ethical Use of Email
The email system exists to enhance the communication abilities of the Indiana Wesleyan University community. It should be used for purposes that enhance communication and reflect our desire to be Christ-like.
At any time and without prior notice, Indiana Wesleyan University administration reserves the right to examine email, personal file directories, and other information stored on Indiana Wesleyan University computers or in services that are hosted by a third party on behalf of Indiana Wesleyan University. This examination helps to ensure compliance with internal policies, supports the performance of internal investigations, and assists with the management of Indiana Wesleyan University information systems. As such, the Vice President for Technology and Facility Services or any of his/her assigned representatives may monitor the content of email. Use of the email system constitutes acceptance of such monitoring.
This policy should be read and interpreted in conjunction with all other Indiana Wesleyan University policies including but not limited to policies prohibiting harassment, discrimination, offensive conduct or inappropriate behavior. Students are expressly prohibited from using email for any unethical purposes, including but not limited to pornography, violence, gambling, racism, harassment, or any illegal activity. Further, transmitting any message that may be perceived as containing derogatory, obscene, profane, lewd, harassing, or inflammatory images or remarks about an individual or group’s race, color religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or other protected class status is strictly prohibited, and is subject to disciplinary action.
Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to use email filtering / spam blocking technologies in an effort to minimize unsolicited bulk email. As a result, there may be instances where legitimate email may be inadvertently blocked or quarantined. In such cases, the office of Information Technology will make every effort to correct those situations.
E-mail messages cannot be considered private and may be monitored by University personnel. Such messages may be subject to disclosure to outside third parties, including the court system and law enforcement agencies, under certain circumstances. Please be aware that e-mail messages are not encrypted and can be viewed by anyone with the intention, ability, and equipment to do so.
This policy will affect all students. This policy applies whether the email system is maintained by Indiana Wesleyan University, or by a third party which maintains an email service on behalf of Indiana Wesleyan University.
Student Policy 400.04.07
University Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
V.P. for Student Development
Director of infrastructure
Related Policies: Student Handbook
Responsible Official: Chief Information Officer
There are no known exceptions to this policy at this time.