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Acceptable Use Policy for Rackham Newsletters and Email Lists

Rackham’s newsletters and email lists are intended to provide their audiences with information about events, resources, and opportunities connected to members’ academic progress, professional development, well-being, and/or their work with the graduate school.

Rackham newsletters and lists are not to be used to promote the following:

  • content that aims to incite hatred against, promote discrimination of, or disparage an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization;
  • content that aims to harass, intimidate, denigrate, or bully an individual or group of individuals;
  • content that violates the CAN-SPAM Act in the U.S. or other anti-spam laws;
  • content that violates university policies regarding electronic communications, protection of institutional data, and operation of information technology resources;
  • content that violates the privacy of other community members;
  • content that violates university guidelines for political campaigns and ballot initiatives;
  • content geared toward personal commercial interests or personal financial or other gain;
  • petitions;
  • events that prominently feature alcohol (for example, happy hours);
  • events with the potential or designed intent to disrupt university events and/or operations.

Rackham reserves the right to make a final decision on the inclusion of any content submitted for distribution via its newsletters or email lists.