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SUNY Geneseo provides computing accounts for persons who have a current or future official status with SUNY Geneseo that requires the use of computing resources. Your use of SUNY Geneseo computer resources is governed by the Acceptable Use Policy.

The links on this page detail who is eligible for an account, how those accounts are created, managed, and deleted.

Account information

Account Creation

Accounts are created automatically following the guidelines explained in our Account Eligibility procedures. 

Claiming your Geneseo Account

Students will have instructions for getting their Geneseo username and initial password emailed to the email address they used when they applied to Geneseo.

Faculty and Staff will have their account username and initial password provided to them by their department head, supervisor, or department secretary. 

If you are in doubt about the authenticity of communication from CIT please see our Official Account Communications page to verify the validity of communications.

Changing your Geneseo Password

Accounts and Services

Your Geneseo account provides you access to a broad range of services. Access to services are controlled by what groups your account is classified as

ServiceFaculty/StaffStudentCAS Employee1RetireeInactive StudentVolunteerLimited Access
Google Workplace(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Banner(warning) With  approval(error)(warning) With approval(error)(error)(error)(error)
VPN(tick)(tick)(tick)(warning) With approval(error)(tick)(error)
Licensed SoftwarePlease see the Licensed Software page for individual license information. note: some require VPN
Microsoft Office(tick)3(tick)(tick)3(error)(error)(warning) With approval(error)
Zoom(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)4(warning) With approval(error)4
SUNY Workplace (Facebook)(tick)2(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)
  1. CAS Employees includes all employees managed through CAS HR (Student Association, Book store)
  2. requires eduPersonPrimaryAffiliation of faculty or staff.
  3. Some employees based on job role only have access to Microsoft Office 365 on the Web
  4. Any one can sign up for a free zoom account using their non address.

Account expiration

 Many accounts are first moved to a limited access mode where they have limited access to services retaining mostly just canvas, GSuite, and Office 365 web access before they are disabled. Accounts are automatically moved to limited access or disabled in accordance with out Account Eligibility document. For tips on what to do before your accounts is disabled see Account Expirations.

This page should really be a self help not a policy and cleaned up or combined with Account Expirations Support for Outgoing Students

Name Changes

Information about changing your username (getting a new account representing your new name) Geneseo Account Name Changes

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More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, or visiting our online service desk.