Students, Email, and eID
In order to communicate quickly and effectively with students, Colorado State University requires that each enrolled student have an email address. Toward this end, all new students, faculty, and staff are given an Exchange/Office 365 account which resembles email@example.com when they create their eID.
The ability to reliably email the student population is an important tool for faculty and department staff to communicate events and updates that affect students, e.g., classroom changes, class meeting time changes, department activities, etc.
Through policy and practice, Colorado State University has placed certain limits on use of its email systems, including minimizing access to tools which can be used to send large-group/mass emails, and moderation of their messages. Those systems include:
- SOURCE—a periodic compilation of general announcements and information to all students.
- Messages to a limited audience (e.g., those enrolled in a course, those in a particular major, etc.) (RamSelect)
- Messages related to student involvement, through RamLink
- Emergency communications
Privacy Concerns: student email addresses are always available to authorized University personnel. Since student email addresses are considered directory information, under the Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA), you may restrict release of this address to non-university requesters. You may change your email FERPA designation by clicking Change Email Privacy Settings on the side of this page.
If you have any questions, please contact:
1063 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO 80523-1063