Mass Electronic E-mail Messages

Faculty and Staff Mailings

Members of the campus community may send e-mail messages dealing with official university business to all faculty by using the mailing list faculty_official@unca.edu  and to all staff by using staff_official@unca.edu. Membership in these two lists is mandatory for all faculty and staff, respectively. Determination of whether a message is appropriate for the lists is left to the discretion of the sender.

A third list, unca_forum@unca.edu, is a combined list made up of the UNC Asheville e-mail addresses from the current faculty, staff, retiree and official volunteers.  Membership in this list is not open to the general public, is voluntary and users may be added or removed from it at their request.  This list should be used for personal, unofficial communication with the campus community. Two of many possible examples of messages that should be sent to this list are announcements of items for sale, and of situations or services wanted. Additionally, the list can be used as a vehicle for inter-campus dialogue on non-official issues impacting the campus.

Student mailings

In certain instances, members of the campus community may send an e-mail message to all students by using the mailing list, students@unca.edu. Access to this list is controlled, and messages may be sent to all students only with approval of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
That office will approve messages that meet one of the following criteria:

  • They alert the student community to an emergency situation on campus.
  • They give information about situations that would substantially alter the normal operation of the university (for example, weather-related class delays or closings, and special university-wide events)
  • They contain information relating to academic or campus community life that is important to significant portions of the student body (for example, registration and financial aid deadlines)
  • They contain information that the Chancellor judges to be important to the student community.
  • Members of the campus community may send messages to students@unca.edu.  Those messages will go first to a clearinghouse where they will be reviewed on a timely basis for appropriate content by the office named above.  Appropriate messages will be released and sent to all students.  Inappropriate messages will be returned to their senders, with an accompanying explanation of the decision to deny distribution to the students.

Student Services