List Serve Policy

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Centre College has four email distribution lists: faculty, staff, student, and everyone. The purpose of a distribution list is to allow an individual to easily send email messages to every member of a particular list. Unmoderated lists require no approval by a third party before the message is distributed. Moderated lists do require approval by a third party before the message is distributed. This is to prevent frivolous or inappropriate large electronic mailings, and to protect the campus email system from overload.


The policy in its original form which follows was developed by the Computer Services Committee and was announced at the College Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, to be effective immediately. It has been modified by Communications Office during the summer of 2007 in response to the updating of Centre's emergency action plans.


Policy

FACULTY is an unmoderated email distribution list for members of this category. Its use is for messages of a significant event or news. Appropriateness is determined by the sender. Individuals who are not members of this category may send messages to the "faculty" list by (1) contacting a member of the faculty, who will assume responsibility for the message, or (2) sending the message to faculty@callisto.centre.edu. In the second case, the message will be screened for suitability prior to distribution by the Office of the Academic Dean or the Computer Services Department.


STAFF is an unmoderated email distribution list for members of this category. Its use is for messages of a significant event or news. Appropriateness is determined by the sender. Individuals who are not members of this category may send messages to the "staff" list by (1) contacting a member of the staff, who will assume responsibility for the message, or (2) sending the message to staff@callisto.centre.edu. In the second case, the message will be screened for suitability prior to distribution by the Human Resources Office or the Computer Services Department.


STUDENT is a moderated email distribution list for members of this category. Its use is restricted to messages of an emergency nature, such as inclement weather, campus wide crisis, or very important news events. Appropriateness is determined by the moderators. Individuals may use the "student" list by sending messages to students@callisto.centre.edu. All messages will be screened for suitability prior to distribution by the Student Life Office or the Computer Services Department.


Emergency is a moderated email distribution list that combines the above three lists. Its use is restricted to messages of an emergency nature, such as inclement weather, campus wide crisis involving bodily harm. This list is only for use by the Public Safety Office.


AllCentre is a moderated email distribution list that combines the three main lists. It is used for non-emergency communications with the campus community and is moderated by the office of Communications.