University Account Information


The table below will provide general information about the University Account, username, password, and the MyISU portal.

University Account
  • This is an account automatically created through the Office of Information Technology for individuals when they become associated with the university as a student, faculty, or staff.  
University Account Username
  • At the time the University Account is created, a username is created by the Office of Information Technology and must be activated by the individual. 
  • How to Activate Your University Account
  • The username is a combination of your first initial, last name, and sometimes a number.
University Account Password
  • A secure password created by the individual at the time the University Account is activated.
  • Password must meet the standards below:
    • Length is minimum of 8 characters
    • Contain at least one numeric character
    • Contain at least one uppercase character
    • Contain at least one lowercase character
    • Must be changed every 180 days
  • Trouble Using University Account  Password

Note: If you use a secondary system such as a mobile device to access ISU resources that use the University Username and password, please remember to turn it off or disable the system prior to setting a new password and remember to change your password on the secondary system before enabling it. Failing to do so may cause your account to be locked due to invalid login attempts with your old password. If you need assistance, please contact the OIT Technology Support Center: 812-237-2910 (#4) or by email at 

University Identification Number
  • This is a number created for individuals when they become associated with the University.
  • This is the number on your Sycamore Identification (ID) card.
MyISU Portal
  • A secure website environment for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to manage their University Account, access web-based resources, and conduct most internal business with the University.
  • Go to to:
    • Reset your University Account password
    • Activate your University Username
    • Access email, Blackboard, OrgSync, and more
    • Register for courses
    • Check your schedule
    • Update personal information
    • Check your financial aid or billing statement
    • Submit final grades
  • Click here for more information about the MyISU Portal

Additional Resources

See related articles for additional help or more information. If you need further assistance with your University Account please call the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910.



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