Mail Services

For Faculty and Staff

Information and policies for sending and receiving mail for Brown University faculty and staff.

All mail and packages processed through Mail Services must be official University business (mail necessary for conducting business that meets the objectives of the University, a department, or University sponsored program).

Any mail that advertises a non-university, off-campus business enterprise cannot utilize the campus mail system.

Campus mail is correspondence circulated within the University mail system without postage. Campus mail is used to conduct daily business with specific individuals/departments or to reach a general University population to distribute information on University policies or events.

Using Campus Mail

Departments can send political mailings to publicize on-campus political forums and discussions, but cannot use campus mail or the Mail Service facility to endorse, promote or raise money for a candidate for public office. In addition, Mail Services cannot be used to promote a political person, cause, organization or lobby.

Off-campus mail is correspondence received or sent through the U.S. Postal Service. To receive off-campus mail at Brown, the address on all material should conform to the address format outlined here. All material received from off-campus must have appropriate postage applied to each mail piece to be acceptable for mailbox distribution.

Mail Services reserves the right to modify policies and procedures when deemed necessary and inspect campus mail for compliance to regulations.