Electronic mail (email), like postal mail, is an official mechanism for administrators, faculty, staff and students to communicate with each other. The University expects that email communications will be received and read in a timely manner. Students are expected to check email on a frequent and regular basis in order to stay current with University related communications, recognizing that certain communications may be time critical. If a student receives an official e-mail from a University faculty member, administrator, or staff member and does not read that e-mail any subsequent repercussions cannot be excused by “unread e-mail messages.”
Inappropriate emails, some examples of which are described below, are prohibited. Anyone receiving such an email should immediately contact the University Helpdesk.
Material that is fraudulent, harassing, profane, obscene, intimidating, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate may not be sent by email or other form of electronic communications. If a student engages in this type of behavior it will be considered a violation of the policy and will result in disciplinary action. Examples of inappropriate uses of e-mail are as follows:
- Sending bulk e-mails which do not relate to University Business or Student activities. Bulk e-mails which mention names and individuals in a derogatory manner are unprofessional and could be considered slanderous.
- The creation and exchange of messages which are harassing, obscene or threatening.
- The unauthorized exchange of proprietary information or any other privileged, confidential sensitive information.
- The creation and exchange of information in violation of any laws, including copyright laws, or University policies. • The knowing transmission of a message containing a computer virus.
- The misrepresentation of the identity of the sender of an e-mail.
- The use or attempt to use the accounts of others without their permission.
Every student is issued an email account. Some faculty members require submission of homework assignments via email. Students may choose to access their email on the University computer systems, from their resident hall rooms on their personal computers or from home on their personal computers. LMU supports a web-based email client that can be accessed from any computer that has access to the Internet. The syntax for LMU student email addresses is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event two students have the same first and last name, a sequential number is added to the end of the last name, (ex. email@example.com). Students can access the web-based client from LMU’s website under the section Current Students & Faculty or using http://www.lmunet.edu/exchange. We encourage our students to use their LMU email accounts for all communication during their tenure at LMU. All LMU incoming and outgoing email is scanned for viruses. The computers (both desktops and laptops) located in the Library are available for student use, to complete homework assignments and check their email.
Additional computer workstations are available in smaller computer labs in the Student Center, Avery Hall, the new Business Education Building, and Farr Hall on the Harrogate Campus. University owned computer labs are also available for students who take classes at any of our extended campus sites in Corbin, Kentucky, Knoxville and Maryville, Tennessee.