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Columbia College Global Student Email Policies

Assignment of email address
Individuals will be issued an official Columbia College student email address (CougarMail) when they apply to the College. This email account will become a lifetime account upon enrollment and subsequent attendance.

Student responsibilities
Official correspondence from faculty and staff will be communicated through the Columbia College email address. Students are responsible for the information received and are required to monitor their email account on a regular basis. Since students are required to monitor their email account, and for the student's convenience, Columbia College email addresses may be forwarded to another email account as desired. If a student opts to forward his/her account to another email address, he/she assumes responsibility for the reliability of this address and will be held responsible for the information sent over CougarMail, even if there is a problem with the alternate email service.

Users are expected to have read the Columbia College Acceptable Use Policy prior to use of the email system. Use of the email system constitutes full acceptance of the terms and conditions of the policy and consent to monitoring. The consequences for not complying with the conditions of the policy could result in disciplinary action including revocation of system privileges.

Student rights
Students may use their account for personal email in accordance with the Columbia College Computer Use Policy.

Security
CougarMail provides a secure sign-on and secure transfer of email within the Cougar Mail system. However, students should be aware that Columbia College cannot be responsible for the security of information forwarded to other accounts.