What is Google@SAS?
Google@SAS is a suite of email and collaboration tools customized especially for students, faculty, and staff 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 is easy to collaborate with other SAS students.
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.
- Your Google@SAS account provides unlimited free storage
- Penn’s agreement with Google provides strong assurances for the security and privacy of Google@SAS email accounts.
Is a Google@SAS account required?
No, Google@SAS is optional. If you do not wish to use Google@SAS, you can have messages sent to your SAS address forwarded to a personal account.
Who is eligible for a Google@SAS account?
All SAS Undergraduate and Graduate students who are actively enrolled in SAS are eligible to use Google@SAS. The only exception is for students in Liberal & Professional Studies who are also Penn employees and already have a Penn email address; those students should continue using their work email address and should not sign up for a Google@SAS account.
Will Google have access to my email, documents and other personal information?
Google is not allowed to show advertising to active Penn students. By contract, Google has no ownership of data stored by SAS students. Google has agreed to protect Penn'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 student user data while it is in their care.
What will happen to my Google@SAS account when I graduate?
Your Google@SAS account or email forwarder will not expire. We will be in contact with you regarding any alumni 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.