Account Policies

Computing accounts in Maxwell are no longer separate from Syracuse University.  Your SU NetID can be used to login to computers in the Maxwell School.  Most users (faculty, staff and students) will use their NetID however, there may be special circumstances that require a special account.

SU / ITS Computing Policies

Requesting a Maxwell Guest Account

Guest accounts may be requested for faculty or staff with a Maxwell affiliation – if this affiliation is not clear, it should be documented with the request.  Email is not included with a guest account.

To request a new Maxwell computer account please email the following information to

  • User’s full name
  • SU ID number – only first nine digits are needed (ex: 12345-6789)
  • Home department and sponsor Status – staff or faculty
  • If a student, temporary staff member, part-time instructor or one-year faculty appointment, the anticipated end date of affiliation with Maxwell
  • Anticipated account expiration date


Account Policies

All users logging in to Maxwell computers with a NetID are required to abide by SU security and SU computing policies. Accounts are not to be shared or passed on to anyone other than the account’s named owner for use.

Account Expiration

Permanent faculty and staff accounts do not have expiration dates. Expiration dates are set for students, temporary staff, part-time instructors and one year faculty appointments.

Account Termination

Accounts may be locked or deleted by ICT where there is a threat to system security or stability. Accounts which ICT believes are shared may be locked until the account owner is contacted.

Special Circumstances

ICT works with the chair of the user’s department and/or the Dean’s office or other appropriate Syracuse University or legal authorities when dealing with the death of an account holder, or in other special circumstances.

Account Removal

Once Maxwell faculty, staff and students leave the school, ICT is under no obligation to continue providing account access and it will be scheduled for removal. Staff and faculty accounts may be disabled immediately after departure if no other arrangements are made with ICT. More information on what happens after graduation, retirement, or resignation can be found on the SU Answers IT Resource Access page.