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Official policy regarding College Communication.

Owner: Vice Provost for Student Affairs

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College Communication

Owner: Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Official policy regarding College Communication.

 

Owner: Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Official policy regarding College Communication.

Teachers College, recognizing the increasing need for electronic communication with students, has established email as an official means of communication with students. In order to ensure effective communication with students, students are required to activate and use the email address provided by the College. Information on how to do that is located at 

https://www.tc.columbia.edu/student-handbook/academic-resources/communication--technology/

Teachers College expects that every studen will receive email at his or her Teachers College email address and will read email on a frequent and consistent basis. A student’s failure to receive Teachers College and read College communications in a timely manner does not absolve that student from knowing and complying with the content of such communications. Students may elect to redirect (auto-forward) email sent to their Teachers College email address. Students who (auto-forward) redirect email from their official College email address to another address do so at their own risk. If email is lost as a result of forwarding, it does not absolve the student from the responsibilities associated with communications sent to their official University email address. All use of email will be consistent with other Teachers College and Columbia University policies including the Acceptable Use Policy at https://my.tc.columbia.edu.

 

While most of College communications is handled through the official College email, on occasion the College will need to contact students using postal services. In addition, to be in compliance with various state and federal regulations, the College must have accurate information on the permanent residence and current location of all students. It is the responsibility of students to verify and update their addresses, as necessary, each semester.  Students may view and update their addresses through myTC under the TC Services tab – Update Addresses and Phones.  Teachers College defines the location and residence of the student as the campus address, if applicable, or the mailing address that is active on the Student Information System.    If a student does not have an active campus or mailing address, the permanent address will be considered the official location and residence of a student. 

 

Information concerning emergencies or school closing is published in several ways:

  • WINS at 1010 on AM radio;
  • WCBS at 880 on AM radio;
  • the TC Web homepage at www.tc.edu; and
  • the main telephone number, (212) 678-3000.

 

In addition to the communication methods above, emergency notifications are made through public address systems in most campus buildings and through TCAlert. All members of the TC community are strongly encouraged to sign up for TCAlert via the portal at my.tc.edu to receive text or voice messages on their cellphones. Use of this system is limited to urgent messages. The College does not charge for it, although some wireless phone carriers may charge a fee for receiving SMS text messages.

 

Responsible Office: Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Last Update: February 21, 2020

 

 

 

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