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Authorization to Post to Email Distribution Lists

Several of the global email distributions lists at Santa Clara have a restriction on who may post messages to the list.

Typically, a restricted list may only allow list owners to post to the list while other lists may allow posters in addition to subscribers to post to the list.  The following lists are restricted:

  • SCU-Faculty-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only
  • SCU-Staff-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only
  • SCU-UGrad-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only
  • SCU-Grad-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only
  • SCU-Grad-Events - postings allowed by list owners, authorized posters, and list subscribers
  • SCU-Student-Events - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters
  • JST-Faculty-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only
  • JST-Staff-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only
  • JST-Student-Essential - postings allowed by list owners and authorized posters only

The Essential mailing lists are only intended for communications related to University business and communications that are considered "essential" and impacts a recipients ability to perform their University function (job, scholarship, etc.).  Messages that are informational, surveys, event announcements, and similar should be directed to the "general" lists.

How to Get Authorization

To request authorization to post to any of the restricted global email distribution lists, a potential poster will need to send an email message stating which list they would like authorization to post. The message should include a concise justification for being granted authorization.

SCU-Student-Events Distribution List

The SCU-Student-Events was setup up for is owned by the Associated Student Government (ASG).  The ASG uses the SCU-Student-Events to communicate with its constituents, and a representative from the ASG is the list owner.  Any message posted to the SCU-Student-Events list by faculty, staff, students, or departments may be held for moderation and will be reviewed and acted upon by the list owner.

Who grants authorization for the SCU-Student-Events list depends on the classification of potential poster. 

For Students:

Students can post messages to the SCU-Student-Events list, however, those messages will be held for moderation. Once a message is held for moderation, a message will be sent to the list owner for action. The held message will either be accepted or rejected/discarded. If you would like to be able to post to the SCU-Student-Events list without being held for moderation, please contact the ASG representative (call 554-4410 for a contact name) in charge of maintaining the SCU-Student-Events list. 

For Faculty and Staff:

Faculty and staff can post messages to the SCU-Student-Events list, however, those messages will be held for moderation. As the list owner, the ASG Representative, makes the sole determination on what action is taken for a message. The list owner may accept the message for posting as-is, hold the message and include it in a later digest, modify the message prior to accepting the message, or reject/discard the message. If you would like to contact the list owner, please send an e-mail to the owner of the SCU-Student-Events list (SCU-Student-Events-Owner@lists.scu.edu).

For Departments:

If your department would like to post messages to theSCU-Student-Events list using a generic or "Departmental" address, please send an e-mail to the owner of the SCU-Student-Events list (SCU-Student-Events-Owner@lists.scu.edu) requesting authorization. Please include a concise justification for why you need authorization. Once you receive authorization to post to the list, messages posted will still be held for moderation to ensure the messages meet the list owner's requirements.

SCU-Faculty-Essential, SCU-Staff-Essential, SCU-Grad-Events, SCU-Grad-Essential, and SCU-UGrad-Essential Distribution Lists

Please send an e-mail to Rian Aldridge (raldridge@scu.edu) for authorization to post to these lists. Please include a concise justification for why you need authorization to post to the list.