Administrative Rules

Subject: ACCmail (Student Only) AR# 3.05.006
Based on Board Policy: C-5, Open Communication and Shared Governance
Recommended by Council/President: Academic and Campus Affairs Council
Date Approved/Amended: 02/05/2010

Value Statement 

The Austin Community College District provides access to electronic communication systems in support of the communication needs and the operational and educational goals of the College. 

Administrative Rule 

This rule ensures that the purposes of student email accounts, herein referred to as ACCmail, are understood and are administered and used in accordance with the attached guidelines. 

ACCmail is the official required form of electronic communication for ACC students.  

All use of email by ACC employees and students will be consistent with other ACC policies and local, state and federal law.  

All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the ACCmail accounts. 

The College will use ACCmail to electronically communicate many kinds of official College information to students.  

The College has the right to expect that such communications will be received and read in a timely fashion.  

E-mail communication will not preclude the option for and use of other means of official communication. 

Email shall not be the method of communication for any legal action. 

The College makes every effort to secure its computer systems, networked resources and ACCmail accounts. 

When there is a reasonable suspicion that a user has violated either laws or College policies or when it is required by law to do so, the College may monitor or inspect individual accounts, files or communications.  All monitoring and inspections shall be subject to proper authorization, notification, and other legal requirements.Text Box: President/CEO:                                                                                   Date:                                       


President/CEO:   Stephen B. Kinslow Date:  06/21/10