Student Organization Accounts
Like faculty, staff and students, all student organizations recognized by Purdue University can request a Purdue career account.
Student organization accounts are provided with:
- 200 megabytes of storage space
- a web page
- an e-mail account
- a mailing list
- a MySQL account
- a print quota
- software for student organization PC's
- a Blackboard course
To Request a Student Organization Account
To request a student organization account, the student organization's faculty advisor or president should go to https://www.purdue.edu/apps/account/AccountTools
then log in, and click on "Student Organization Computing Accounts."
If you do not see the link called "Student Organization Computing Accounts," you have not been set as the faculty
advisor or president of your organization and will need to contact the Dean of Student's Office.
Accessing your Student Organization Account Home Directory
Your organization account may be accessed in the same way as your personal home directory.
In an ITaP PC lab:
Your home directory is located on drive H in Windows Explorer.
In an ITaP MAC lab:
Double-click the Macintosh HD icon to open it, then select your career account login to access your home directory.
From your home or office:
See: How do I access my Purdue Home Directory from my personal computer?
Student Organization Web Page
Your student organization may publish a web page. A www
folder and sample index.html
file were placed in the
organization's home directory when the account was created. Your organization's web page address is http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~login
where "login" is your organization's account login id.
Any files that you would like to use as part of your web page should be placed in the www
If you would like to acquire an alias (such as, www.purdue.edu/clubname
), complete the Redirect Request
on the Student Activities & Organizations
web page and submit it to the Office of the Dean of Students, Schleman Hall, Room 250.
Student Organization Email Account
Student organization email accounts are available on expert.ics.purdue.edu
, a UNIX server. Expert can only be accessed through an SSH program. For more information see How do I use secure telnet or SSH?
. Email can be accessed through several programs, including Pine. For more information about using Pine to access email, visit www.washington.edu/pine
Requesting a MySQL Account for your Student Organization
Student organizations can request a MySQL database account. MySQL allows you to store, organize, and access information in a relational database. This database can be accessed using web tools.
To request a MySQL account you must first request a Student Organization Account (as described earlier in this document). After your Student Organization Account is created you may create a MySQL account via this url:
Student Organization Mailing List
A mailing list can be requested by sending e-mail to email@example.com. The person wanting to be the list owner should request the
list and specify the name of the mailing list to be created.
The requested mailing list will be created within one business day.
For more information about mailing lists, go to: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/email/maillist.
Printing in the ITaP labs
Student organizations will be given a print quota. Log in to an ITaP lab machine using the club's account name and password.
When documents are printed from the club account, the banner page will show how much printing remains for the account.
If a student organization does not know their username or password, the president or advisor may use the ITaP account tool
to set the password and learn the account name.
To add more money to your print quota:
Print out the Request for Additional Print Quota
and fill it out. This request must be signed by the President or Advisor of the Student Organization. Submit the signed form to the Business Office for Student Organizations in Schleman Hall, Room 213. Please allow 3 business days for this authorization to process
Software for Student Organization PC's
Microsoft software for student organization PC's may be requested from the Business Office for Student Organizations (BOSO)
in the Dean of Students office. BOSO will supply the Student Organization Software Media Order form and instructions on
acquiring appropriate signatures.
Since each software vendor may have unique requirements, requests for all other software for student organization PC's
should be directed to ITaP
Contracts & Licensing
on a case-by-case basis.
A Blackboard course can be created for your student organization to facilitate the sharing of documents, collaboration and communication between organization
members via the Web. To request a Blackboard course, the organization's president can send an e-mail request to the firstname.lastname@example.org
. The e-mail
should include the organization name, which will become the title of the Blackboard course, and the career account login id's of those people needing to design or build the
course. Organization members can then be given access to the Vista course by the course designer(s).
If you need assistance, visit the ITaP Customer Service Center located in Stewart Center G65.
You may also call (765)494-4000, or send e-mail to email@example.com