Security & Privacy
VCU has implemented Google Message Security and Discovery for the faculty and staff Google domain apps.vcu.edu. Note: If emails that you were receiving in the Lotus Notes system are not getting to you now that you have moved to appforVCU Gmail, please click on the Google Message Security and Discovery link to see if this is the issue and what to do about it.
University faculty, staff and contractors may not transmit confidential data via email and/or via email attachments unless the message and attachments are encrypted. See the link above "How to send encrypted mail from Google Apps" for information on how to send encrypted mail.
When not using your own computer, we strongly suggest for your protection, you use the Privacy mode of the web browser when logging into your VCU account. See the link above "Private Browsing" for information on how to use your browser in "private mode."
Google recognizes that schools expect Google to properly secure data and maintain the privacy of their information.
Google Apps allow for 'sharing' information in some of the apps. The VCU Identity Manual establishes guidelines for effective use while adhering to university policies.
Google Vault (TBA)
Zix Encryption (TBA)