The cybersecurity risks today, specifically regarding the management of email accounts, are extraordinary. There are increased incidents of phishing, ransomware, malware, hacking and information theft. Entire university email systems can be hijacked via these methods.
To better protect the safety of Augusta University’s information, as of March 14, employee email access ends immediately after the last day of employment. However, emeriti faculty will continue to maintain an Augusta University email account after their employment ends, and existing emeritus faculty will see no changes to their email access or email content.
If a faculty member requires access post-termination (emeritus status or not), their department may request access and pay the annual cost for such access (around $85 per year). The department must state a clear Augusta University-related business need for the access and approve the request by an EVP or the university president.
As part of each employee’s offboarding process, advice will be provided on how to safely manage their data, including their email account.
For more information, review the email compliance FAQ webpage. If you have additional questions, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a member of IT will contact you.
Former employees are encouraged to stay in touch with the university via newsletters like Jagwire Weekly and Jagwire Events Weekly. They can also follow the university on social media, including Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more.