In general, e-mail shall not be used for the initiation or retransmission of: … * Messages containing obscene images or material or offensive language.
These guidelines pertain specifically to the use of electronic mail at the University. Violations may result in disciplinary action. … Do not send annoying, offensive or otherwise harassing messages.
Use of electronic mail and other network communications facilities to harass, offend, or annoy other users of the network is forbidden. All users need to be aware that obscene, defamatory, or any other material which violates University policy on non-discrimination will not be tolerated at UIC. The University reserves the right to take whatever action it sees as appropriate to prevent, correct, or discipline behavior that violates this policy.
Harassment: Sending threatening or unsolicited obnoxious or sexually explicit messages to others by e-mail is a form of harassment, as is continuing to mail someone after they have asked you to stop. You should never send anyone an e-mail message containing things you wouldn’t say to him or her in person. Also, remember that what you consider humorous, others may consider offensive or even frightening…
Do not use electronic mail or messaging services to harass, intimidate, or otherwise annoy another person. For example, chain letters using electronic mail are prohibited.
University computing resources may not be used for any activities which intimidate, threaten or harass individuals, or which violate the Campuses’ policies concerning relationships between Campus constituencies. In particular, using the electronic mail systems to send obscene or threatening messages is strictly prohibited and subject to appropriate disciplinary action as well as loss of computer privileges.