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Student Organization Accounts

Revised: March 2018

Renew your student organization account and resources annually.

Student organizations officially registered for the academic year may request an organizational account. These accounts are available to promote communication between the organization's members and to help publicize the organization's events.

Renewing your student organization is a 2-step process. Be sure to do so before November 1st to not interrupt service.

  1. Register your organization with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
  2. Request an organization website or email at studentorgregistration.ucsd.edu

Available Resources

Web Hosting

Hosting is provided by ETS free-of-charge and includes a virtual host name (e.g. myorgname.ucsd.edu). All requests must come from a principal member using their UC San Diego email address.

Student organization websites support server-side dynamic content. If a special configuration is required for your organization, please contact the Service Desk and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Student organization websites may be accessed via SSH or SFTP. Here's what you need to know to get connected.


Student organizations may receive a UC San Diego Google mailbox. You may also forward an official UCSD student organization email address to a third party mailbox if you prefer.


Student organization accounts are assigned a randomly generated password upon creation. Feel free to change the password to something you prefer using our Global Password Change tool.

If you don't remember your password, a principal member will need to come to the Service Desk with a photo ID and we can reset it for you.


Account Policy

Student organization accounts and their authorized users are responsible for abiding by the ETS Acceptable Use Policies.

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

Account access

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.

ETS 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.

Email Policy

Student organization email accounts authorize electronic communication by and for only the advisor and principal members. Student organization emails are shared accounts; personal email addresses may not be listed as the organization's contact address. Individual members must use their student accounts for personal email.

Web Policy

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, your student organization website will be deactivated.