UC San Diego SearchMenu

Student Organization Accounts

Any group officially registered with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) at UC San Diego may open an ACMS computer account. Once your organization has been confirmed by CSI, you may obtain an account by logging back into your registration page and selecting "Request Org URL/Email." These accounts are available to promote email communication between members of the organization and to help publicize the organization's events. Please read the usage policies below.

Obtaining/Renewing an Account

To register or re-register your account, you will need to work with the Center for Student Involvement.

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.

Available Resources

There are several tools available to facilitate communication between the officers and members of your organization.

Web Hosting

Hosting is provided by ACMS 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 organization 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:

FileZilla (3.7)

  • Use the Site Manager (do not use Quickconnect)
  • Host: myorgname.ucsd.edu
  • Port: 22
  • Server Type: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
  • Logintype: Normal
  • User: username
  • Password: password
  • Account: < leave blank >

See the FileZilla Documentation website for more information.

Mailing Lists

Your organization may wish to set up your own mailing list.

  • Only the principal members can subscribe new members and/or send mail to the whole group
  • Anyone on the list can post messages
  • Anyone can subscribe themselves to the list
  • Only a limited set of people may add or delete email addresses


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:

  • as a part of any for-credit class or research
  • personal computing or communication
  • personal financial gain


The only people who should have access to the account are those whose names are listed on the most current account form for the student organization. Those listed on the form will be held responsible for any policy violations.

ACMS requires that 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.

ACMS Web Policy

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.