Email and Computer Guidelines

It is recommended that a confidentiality statement be included with all outgoing emails.

  • Example: “Confidentiality: This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information, and unauthorized disclosure or use is prohibited.  If you receive this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system.”
  • When emailing non-directory information (including conversations related to academic performance), keep all contact within the University server only—LSU email addresses to LSU email addresses.
  • Never leave your computer screen unlocked and unattended.  If you are viewing an education record which is freely displayed on your computer screen and another person happens to see it, the University will be held liable.
  • It is usually a good idea to lock your computer every time you step away from it.
  • Last update on  November 16, 2010