Information & Security Contacts

The Office of Information & Security (OIS) is located within the Colorado School of Mines department of Information & Technology Solutions (ITS) and works with the campus community to increase the security of the campus information infrastructure, including the data network and connected hosts.

If you are currently experiencing a loss of service as a result of traffic from the Mines network, please call the Mines Service Center (MSC) at (303) 384-2345.

If you are not currently experiencing a loss of service, then the most appropriate way of contacting the Mines Office of Information & Security (OIS) is to use one of our email aliases. These aliases are monitored during business hours by OIS staff to ensure a timely response to your question or complaint.

For all security related questions or complaints, please use security@Mines.EDU.
For questions regarding Mines’ information privacy policies or procedures, please visit the Office of Privacy Compliance (

Encryption and Digital Signatures
Our office can handle most standard methods for encryption and digital signing, and encourages anyone wishing to communicate with us to at least sign any communications.

You should expect a digital signature on all communication from us to be signed. If you would like email from us encrypted, please included an encryption key in your communication.

Contacting us directly
Although we encourage you to contact us using one of the aliases listed above or to the right, if you need to contact us directly:

Dr. Phil Romig III
Post: 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO, 80401
Email: promig3@Mines.EDU
Phone: 303.273.3866
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Steve Ardern
Post: 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO, 80401
Email: sardern@Mines.EDU
Phone: 303.273.3155
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