SAIS Connect: Information & Guidelines

SAIS Connect is the online member community that replaced the former SAIS listservs. There are communities for most school roles. This includes:

>> SAIS Connect — Listserv Website Link <<

If you are with an SAIS member school and wish to join SAIS Connect, please ensure you have an account on the SAIS website. New users will be automatically added to the appropriate community (i.e., listserv) based on your role. Please note that most communities are restricted based on function/role.

If you have any questions, email

SAIS Listservs: Guidelines

  1. Please message only the listserv email address. No other email addresses outside of the listserv may be copied when sending or replying to a message.
  2. When replying to a message, remember that your response will be viewed by the entire group. If you wish to reply to only an individual, enter only the desired recipient’s email address in the ‘To’ field of your message.
  3. Send thank you messages to individuals privately, not to the entire list.
  4. Use clear, descriptive subjects for your messages. When you initiate a new discussion or request, an appropriate subject line will help garner better responses.
  5. Please review and follow the terms of use.
  6. If you have questions about the SAIS listserv, email
  7. At the bottom of every listserv email you’ll see a link to “modify your subscription.” The default setting is to receive each listserv message as it is sent, but you may modify your settings to receive either a daily or weekly digest.
  8. The listservs are a place to exchange ideas and are to be free from solicitations.
  9. ANTI–TRUST AWARENESS: There is a chance that some conversations may slip into areas that broach on anti-trust, anti-competitive practices, price fixing, or another subject that could jeopardize the group. AVOID questions/conversations that have to do with any of the following: fees (tuition increases, salaries, charges for auxiliary operations, etc), raises (specific compensation, raise amounts, etc), dividing customers or territories (in our case, this would mostly apply to students and offers of admissions), and personnel issues or issues that identify an individual. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but to provide a basis for the members of the listserv to police each other and to provide the grounds under which SAIS might suspend a listserv.

Those violating any of these guidelines may have their listserv access privileges temporarily or permanently suspended.

SAIS Listservs: Terms of Use

By participating in any of the online presences maintained by SAIS, whether by sending, receiving, or reading messages; posting, reading, or commenting on any links or resources; or being involved in any discussion in any manner, I agree as follows:

  1. I will not send, re-send, or disseminate any material that is defamatory or otherwise actionable.
  2. I acknowledge that it would be impractical and undesirable for SAISconnect and other SAIS online presences to be moderated, censored or controlled by SAIS, its employees, officers or directors, or any other third party. I agree that I will therefore be solely responsible for the contents of any message I send or disseminate, and agree that I am not relying on SAIS or any other person to monitor, edit, or control the messages that I choose to send or receive.
  3. I will hold SAIS, and its directors, officers, members, employees, agents and service-providers (collectively, “SAIS”) harmless, and will fully indemnify SAIS in respect of any legal demands, proceedings, or claims, brought against SAIS by any party, including but not limited to indemnifying SAIS for all legal costs on a full indemnity basis incurred in responding to or dealing with any such claim or demand, (a) in respect of any message/link/resource/comment/content I send/post, re-send/re-post or disseminate, or (b) which arise from of a failure on my part to keep the contents confidential as set out above.
  4. I will not institute legal proceedings of any type against SAIS or its officers, directors, employees, agents and service providers, in respect of any message that is published on SAISonnect or any other SAIS online presence.
  5. I will not institute legal proceedings of any type against any member of SAIS in respect of any message/link/resource/comment/content that is published on SAISconnect or any SAIS online presence except, and only to the extent it is necessary, to enforce the indemnification provisions set out in paragraph 4 above.
  6. I understand that any postings/content deemed unfit by SAIS staff may be removed without prior notice by SAIS staff.
  7. I agree that all content submitted is the sole responsibility of the submitter from which it originated. This means that submitters, and not SAIS, are entirely responsible for all content posted. SAIS does not control the content submitted via this service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content. Under no circumstances will SAIS be liable in any way for any post, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of this service.