Any group officially registered with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) at UC San Diego may open an ACMS computer account. These accounts are available to promote email communication between members of the organization and to help publicize the organization's events. Please be sure to read our usage policies below.
After your Student Organization has been approved by CSI, complete the Request or renew organization website and email form.
Student organization accounts must be renewed annually, within the first few weeks of Fall quarter. Account renewal eligibility is dependent on renewal of the organization's registration with the Center for Student Involvement.
New accounts and renewals are proccessed in 3-5 business days.
There are several tools available to facilitate communication between the officers and members of your organization.
Hosting is provided by the Instructional Technology Support (ITS) free of charge and includes a virtual host name (e.g. myorgname.ucsd.edu). All requests must come from a principal member using their @ucsd.edu email address. Due to constrained resources and an increasingly complex security environment, our free student org websites can support only static content.
Encrypted authentication is required to connect to the web server. This method is not supported by all FTP clients.
We recommend using FileZilla on Windows and Mac. Below are the settings:
See the FileZilla Documentation website for more information.
Your organization may wish to set up your own mailing list.
Student organization accounts are authorized only for electronic communication (email or a website) and only by the advisor and principal members. Individual members must use their student accounts for personal email.
This account is NOT to be used for any of the following:
ACMS requires that new student organizations re-register every Fall through the Center for Student Involvement office. This allows you to update your principal members and will let us know that your organization is still using the account.
Student organizational accounts and their authorized users are responsible for abiding by the ACMS Acceptable Use Policies.
The web services provided are intended for websites hosted on our servers. We do not provide redirection services. If we discover that your site is being used only to redirect to an outside domain (off campus), your ACMS student org website will be deactivated.