E-Mail for Students
Due to the increasing reliance and acceptance of electronic communication, e-mail
is considered an official means for communication within the OCCC community. Information
and Instructional Technology Services will assign each student an official OCCC e-mail
address. It is to this official address that OCCC will send e-mail communications.
This official assigned address will be the address recorded in the Student Information
System. OCCC shall consider the official assigned OCCC student e-mail address as directory
information. Because e-mail is an official means for communication within OCCC, OCCC
has the right to send communications to students via e-mail and the right to expect
that students shall open and read e-mails in a timely fashion.
A student may have official OCCC e-mail electronically redirected to another e-mail
address at his or her own risk. If a student wishes to have e-mail redirected from
his or her official address to another e-mail address (e.g., @aol.com, @hotmail.com,
or other e-mail server), they may do so. However, OCCC will not be responsible for
the handling of e-mail by outside vendors and compliance with educational privacy
law no longer pertains. Redirecting e-mail does not release a student from the responsibilities
associated with communication sent to his or her official e-mail address. Students
are expected to check their official e-mail address on a frequent and consistent basis
in order to stay current with OCCC communications. OCCC recommends checking e-mail
once a week at a minimum in recognition that certain communications may be time-critical.
email.occc.edu • (405) 682-7509