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:

  • 5 gigabytes of storage space
  • an e-mail account
  • a mailing list
  • a MySQL account
  • a print quota
  • software for student organization PC's
  • a Brightspace course

To Request a Student Organization Account

To request a student organization account, the student organization's faculty advisor or president should go to, 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 Student Activities and Organizations 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 Purdue IT PC lab:
Your home directory is located on drive H in Windows Explorer.

In an Purdue IT 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 Email Account

Office 365 email accounts are available for student organizations and may be requested by the President or Advisor via the "Student Organization Computing Accounts" tool at

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.

Student Organization Mailing List

Officers of official student organizations can also create Listservs for official club business. To learn more see "How do I create a Listserv mailing list?" in the Purdue IT Knowledge Base.


Student Organization Printing in the Purdue IT labs

Student organizations will be given a print quota. Log in to an 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 Purdue IT account tool to set the password and learn the account name. 

To add more money to your print quota the president or advisor of the student organization should email the Purdue IT Labs team at to request the Student Organizations Request for Additional Print Quota form.

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 Student Activities and Organizations. 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 Contracts & Licensing on a case-by-case basis.


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