Service Owner: Andrew Johnson
NIU’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides email, calendaring, and messaging software to current students, faculty, and staff. Email and email forwarding options are also available to retirees, alumni, and other university affiliates as sponsored accounts.
Students, faculty and staff have a Microsoft Office 365 account that includes email. Features include:
NIU email addresses have an email alias. This email alias can be changed and updated, but then it cannot be reused or recovered by anyone (including yourself) for one year. If you change your alias, all incoming emails to your old alias will not be delivered and are not recoverable by any means.
NIU email users should create their own distribution lists using Microsoft O365 Groups or Teams.
Often, submitting news and calendar events are a better way to communicate with the entire campus.
If you must email a broad group of recipients outside of your own division, you must request a mass email to a specific group from NIU's Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications. You may email recipients in your own Division provided you follow the requirements outlined in the Mass Electronic Communications Authorization and Distribution Procedures.
NIU's Department of Police and Public Safety uses a safety notification system to send NIU alert text messages to all NIU faculty, staff and students.