Getting Connected

Student groups can make use of several CIS services to enhance online communication. Below is a list of options:

  • Brownsites
  • Web Publishing Accounts
  • Shared Gmail Addresses
  • Membership Listservs
  • short URLs


Are the recognizable standard university template, used by the SAO.

  • Lost Access? No problem!

CIS will have access to your BrownSite. In the event that a site owner has left or graduated, e-mail to request access to an existing site.

Submit the Create BrownSite Request form to request a new site here.

  1. List in the space provided for Department Chair Email Address.
  2. List ialbanes in the space provided for Dept Head User Name.
  3. Be sure to specify that that the request is for a student organization in either the Site Purpose and Affiliation or Additional Information boxes.

Web Publishing Accounts:

 Allow student groups to build their own site from scratch in an open development space.

Submit the Web Publishing Account form here to request a new account.

Need access to an existing Web Publishing Account? Use the same form listed above!

Student Group Shared Gmail Addresses:

Allow student organizations to send and receive e-mail as an organization from a centralized and delegated account (e.g. the Undergraduate Finance Board receives e-mail address at

Submit an IT Service Center Help Ticket here to request a new shared Gmail address or request access to an existing address.

  1. Select "Submit an ACCOUNT or ACCESS request (please select sub-category below)."
  2. Select "ACCOUNT/ACCESS Assistance (for all applications other than those below."
  3. List in the space provided for Supervisor's Email Address.
  4. Include the names and addresses of individual members that will need access, in the additional details box at the end of the form.

Membership Listservs:

Offers a variety of options to communicate within an organization or group.

Submit a CIS New Listserv Request form here.

Please direct all Listserv related questions to