What is Google@SAS?
Google@SAS is a suite of email and collaboration tools customized especially for faculty, staff, and students in the School of Arts & Sciences. Your account will be based on your SAS email address (e.g., ).
Google@SAS consists of the familiar Gmail service, but it uses your SAS email address (e.g., ). When you sign up for Google@SAS, all mail sent to your SAS email address will be delivered to your Google@SAS account; when you send mail from your Google@SAS account, it will come from your SAS email address. Unlike the usual Gmail account, Google@SAS has no advertising.
Google@SAS also has access to the popular Google Apps suite, including Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Groups, and Contacts. Since accounts are based on SAS email addresses, it will be easy to collaborate with other SAS faculty, staff, and students.
It is possible for faculty and staff members to have a Google@SAS Apps Only account (i.e., an account with no Gmail). Faculty and staff can use this type of account to access Google Apps from their SAS Account while using a different email service, such as PennO365.
What advantages does a Google@SAS account have compared to a personal Gmail account?
Even if you already have a regular GMail account, Google@SAS offers several advantages:
- Your email address will be . Your account will be automatically configured to send mail from your SAS address. You can easily share docs and other Google resources: if you know someone's SAS email address, you know their Google@SAS name (because they are identical).
- You can keep your school and personal email accounts separate, but you can easily sign in to both your personal and Google@SAS accounts at the same time, if you choose to do so. Instructions on managing two Google accounts can be found here.
- Penn’s agreement with Google provides strong assurances for the security and privacy of Google@SAS email accounts. Google guarantees the security of private student information.
Am I eligible for a Google@SAS account?
Eligibility for a Google@SAS account is based on your affiliation and appointment. For more information, please check with your Local Support Provider.
What is a Google@SAS Apps Only account?
A Google@SAS Apps Only account is an account without email capability. This type of account is useful for collaborating with other faculty, staff, and students in the Google@SAS environment while using email services elsewhere. For example, one could have a Google@SAS Apps Only account for collaboration, while having their SAS email provided through PennO365 or sent to a personal account. Please ask your LSP to request an apps only account on your behalf.
Will Google have access to my email, documents and other personal information?
Google is not allowed to show ads to active faculty, staff, and students. By contract, Google has no ownership of stored data in Google@SAS accounts. Google has agreed to protect the university's private data with the same standard of care in which they protect their own private data. Legal agreements between the University and Google ensure the privacy and integrity of our user data while it is in their care.
What will happen to my Google@SAS account when I leave Penn?
Your Google@SAS account or email forwarder will not expire. We will be in contact with you regarding any Google@SAS updates and options that become available in the future. If you are interested in moving messages or content from your Google@SAS Account, please see our instructions here.
How can I get help with my Google@SAS account?
If you are not able to find the solution to your issue in our FAQ, please fill out the form here for more assistance.