Rice University General Policy No.
CAMPUS MAIL SERVICES
The campus mail service functions support the activities of the
university by providing mail distribution, collection, and
processing for incoming, out-going, and interdepartmental mail.
This service will include the handling of all shipments received
from the United States Postal Service (USPS) as well as designated
The mail service will provide delivery to and collection from
every department at least twice daily. A USPS contract station will
be operated to address the postal needs of the campus
The mail service management will be responsible for mail
security during the distribution process, will provide specialized
training on campus for mail preparation based on USPS requirements,
and will serve as a resource regarding all mailing needs.
The campus interoffice mail services shall not be used for
distribution of non-postage bearing materials unless they are
considered part of the routine functions of the university.
Examples of unacceptable materials include solicitations to support
non-university organizations such as religious groups, political
groups or candidates, or advertising for activities or products not
considered of importance to university business.
Policy No. 828-79
November 20, 1979
Revised: November 3, 1998