5050 Electronic Communication

Original Date: 6/14/2005 * Last Revision Effective: 6/24/2015
Policy Contact: Vice President, Information Technology Services


Bellevue College requires that individuals using college information technology and its electronic communications systems do so in a manner that is professional, efficient, and which protects the reputation, image and integrity of the college. Campus users are obliged to use business communication tools in a responsible, effective and constructive manner.

Procedures, standards, practices, processes and/or controls related to using electronic communication systems will be implemented by the college under this policy to ensure their proper use, to protect college information, and to preserve the reputation of the college and the integrity and reliability of the college’s information technology.

This policy and all associated procedures and standards apply to all authorized users of college electronic communication systems, including employees, students and guests, unless otherwise stated.


Information Technology Services (ITS) Vice President

Has responsibility for maintenance and administration of this policy. ITS will draft updates and changes to this policy and its associated procedures when required, with input from the Technology Advisory Committee. Changes will be approved following relevant campus procedures.

Student Affairs (SA) Vice President

Will review updates and changes to this policy providing input on its implications for students.

Human Resources (HR) Vice President

Will provide oversight for policy development related to employees and to enforce compliance with all college policies, as well as federal, state and local regulations. The HR VP will review updates and changes to this policy and its procedures in light of current college policies, providing guidance on its implications for employees and other affected individuals or groups.

College Community

All users of Bellevue College information technology have a responsibility to:

  • Comply with all college policies, procedures and standards;
  • Understand their responsibilities and all expectations as articulated in college policy #4400 Acceptable Use of State Resources; and
  • Be mindful of the appropriate use of information technology and electronic communication systems.


All definitions pertaining to information security policies, procedures and standards are centralized in the 220 – Information Security Definitions standards document.

Relevant Laws and Other Resources

Revision History

Original 6/14/2005
Revision 5/21/2009; 9/11/2012; 4/21/2015; 6/24/2015

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Board of Trustees

Last Updated December 17, 2019