Student and Teachers Mailing Lists Management

The Educational Affairs is in charge of moderating e-mails sent to the following mailing lists:

Following complaints, the Educational Affairs Department has taken restrictive measures regarding the distribution of messages through these lists. We therefore ask you to take note of the following decisions:

  • those indispensable to students’ daily life or of an academic and/or institutional nature.

SHS Projects

E-mails regarding surveys in the framework of SHS projects are no longer sent out to all EPFL students. When students do require this channel for academic projects, they may send an e-mail:
  • either to all students in the same (bachelor or master) curriculum within their own School
  • or to all bachelor and master students in their own Section.
  • Personal messages (lost & found, apartments for rent, event advertisements…)
  • Announcements for a public thesis defence (PhD students are kindly requested to use the generic mailing lists available for their Section or School to announce these events)

E-mails from student associations

Student associations acknowledged by the EPFL are not allowed to use generic mailing lists.
They may, however, inform the EPFL community of their activities via the Association Memento.

This tool was developed specifically for their benefit and allows them to post all advertisements by category of activity.

Such advertisements are moderated by students of acknowledged associations. Once a week, an automatic extraction from the content of the association memento is set out by e-mail in chained characters to all students on campus, to keep them up-to-date on association news.

Associations acknowledged by the EPFL may also send one e-mail per semester via the [email protected] mailing list which reaches all EPFL students and PhD students. A jury of 5 (student) moderators checks the content. If 3 out of 5 jury members agree, the e-mail is released. If the jury rejects the message, the sender is informed of the reasons.

AGEPoly is in charge of coordinating moderation according to a dedicated charter.


Albertine Kolendowska

+41 21 693 51 20

Further Information

EPFL generic mailing lists

Directive concerning collective emails