SCSU-Announce and SCSU-Discuss Listserv Guidelines



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The following guidelines relate to the two university faculty and staff listservs, SCSU-Discuss and SCSU-Announce.

  • In accordance with the Minnesota Department of Employee Relations Administrative Procedure No. 32, and Minnesota Statute Section 43A.38, Subd. 4, political transmissions are prohibited.  This would include transmissions which advocate the election of particular candidates for public office at either the federal, state or local level
  • A message that is for the purpose of personal profitability is not allowed.
  • The lists will be self-regulating, but failure to follow these Guidelines may be reported to the supervisor of the person posting.
  • No anonymous postings are permitted.
  • All faculty and staff, part-time and full-time, who have e-mail accounts on University servers will be automatically subscribed to Announce.  Individuals may choose to subscribe to Discuss. Subscribers to either list will be allowed to unsubscribe at any time.  For instructions on subscribing/unsubscribing, please reference the SCSU Listserver resource.
  • Participants may be blocked for repeated failure to follow these Guidelines.


This electronic list will serve as a resource for SCSU faculty, staff and administrators to communicate announcements such as events and opportunities related to SCSU.  General announcements can be posted to this list from any faculty or staff account.  Office or departmental accounts may make announcements on this listserv.  The posting should not require or inspire an e-mail response to the whole list and is not to be used for purposes of selling personal items or airing grievances.

Examples of acceptable use:

  • Event announcements
  • Items that have been lost or found
  • Awards and recognitions
  • Community opportunities related to the university

Examples of postings that are not acceptable on SCSU-Announce:

  • Posting to generate debate
  • Fundraising events not related to SCSU


This list supports communication between faculty, staff and administrators by disseminating messages that are created in the spirit of civil discourse and that are relevant to SCSU.  Items may include, but are not limited to, academic topics, opinion pieces, university policy, issues, surveys and postings intended to inspire discussion.

SCSU Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board provides SCSU faculty and staff an interactive space where they can post and view announcements, information and events in categories such as For Sale items, For Free items, Wanted items, Campus Announcements, Community Announcements, Lost Items, Campus Events, and Community Events. Visit the Faculty/Staff Bulletin Board for more information or to log in and use the Bulletin Board.

Public Folders

Messages posted to SCSU-Announce and SCSU-Discuss are also saved in public folders for up to 30 days.  People may choose to read the messages sent to these lists by opening the folder rather than subscribing directly to the list. People may post messages directly to the public folder, too, but these messages will not be distributed to listserv subscribers. Messages posted into the Public Folders are only available for viewing in the public folder.

Access to the public folders is supported by the Outlook client and Outlook Web Access (OWA) with a Web browser.  In Outlook, the public folders are located at the bottom of the Folder List section.  The folders are opened and closed by using point and click on the icons.  The public folders in OWA are opened by clicking on the Public Folders section on the toolbar at the top.

Usage Policies

Activities on SCSU-Announce and SCSU-Discuss are governed by St. Cloud State University policies, MnSCU policies and State of Minnesota statutes. Listserv subscribers should consult the University's acceptable use of e-mail policy, which can be found at


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