Use of the Broadcast Message System allows for messaging to entire University populations, such as all students or all faculty and staff; or to subsets of those groups, such as all students at a specific college.

Required Approvals

Messages to University constituent groups must be approved, as described on the Target Constituencies policy page.

The Process

  1. Write and format your message. A basic BU template is available to you through use of the system and you can write to specmail@bu.edu if you would like a copy of it. However, most likely you will want to work with a template you already have, or develop one.
  2. No message can be sent without prior approval, so after your message is written and formatted, you will need to secure the corresponding authorization(s). Send it to the appropriate office or individual for approval as described on the Target Constituencies policy page.
  3. Next, follow the steps outlined on The Sending Process page.