Sponsored Account Services

Sponsored accounts provide non-UH persons, employees, departments and organizations access to UH resources to support instructional, research or administrative activities.

Personal Sponsored Accounts

A non-UH person may apply for a Personal Sponsored account.  Personal sponsored accounts are given to Applicants who may be categorized in the following ePOI Services as:

  • Former or Future Faculty
  • Former or Future Staff
  • Students (Student Organization accounts only)
  • Campus Guests* (Non-UH affiliated contractors, vendors, consultants, researchers, volunteers and temporary workers)

Personal Sponsored Accounts require a sponsor from the University of Houston and the Applicant must go through an ePOI Application process to establish the Applicant's relationship with the university.  Applicants will need to fill out ePOI Application Request Form in addition to the Personal Sponsored Account form.

Departmental Sponsored Accounts

An employee of the university, as well as departments are eligible to obtain Departmental Accounts.  For a Departmental account, there must be an owner for the account as well as a sponsor.  The owner or Applicant can be the same person as the sponsor.  Along with a Departmental account, you may also request a departmental UH alias (@uh.edu) and an Exchange account or an @central.uh.edu address.  You can then publish the UH alias (@uh.edu) or disseminate it to represent your department's communication address.  The forwarding for the @uh.edu can be set to the @central.uh.edu address.

Organizational Sponsored Accounts

As a campus organization, you can obtain an Organizational account and receive a UH Alias (@uh.edu)  and web presence to represent your organization.  All campus organizations must be registered with the Office of Student Involvement to qualify for an Organizational account.  The Sponsor must also be the designated individual in the Office of Student Involvement. 

Sponsored Account Forms

Use the form that best describes the use for your sponsored account.
ePOI Application Form (not available yet)
Personal Account
Departmental/Organizational Account
Student Organization Account
Change of Account Ownership

Once you have completed the forms with proper signatures, you may submit them by any of the following methods:

Electronic Person of Interest (ePOI) Enhancements:

Effective immediately, the following changes have been made to enhance the security and effectiveness of the ePOI process in support of the SAM 07.A.07 – Use of Electronic Messaging Services by Employees policy located at http://www.uh.edu/af/universityservices/policies/sam/7InfoServices/7A7.pdf.

Below is an outline of the changes to the ePOI process:

1)  Non-UH applicants needing to use University of Houston resources, will be required to provide the following information, in addition to the requirements that already exist based on your service needs:  

  • Home Phone
  • Home E-mail Address (non-university)
  • Home Street Address and Zip
  • Date of Birth

2)  The default expiration date for using UH resources, will be 1 year from the date your ePOI is effective, with the exception of following ePOI services:

  • The following ePOI services will have an expiration date that is 90 days from the effective date:
    • Future Employees
    • Future Faculty
  • Board of Regents ePOI service will have an expiration date that is 3 years from the effective date.
  • If the applicant needs continued service upon reaching the expiration date, a renewal must be submitted prior to the expiration date.

3)  Separating and former employees, including retirees (except Emeriti), will not be eligible to keep their CougarNet and Exchange Mailbox accounts or the UH Email Alias (@uh.edu), unless they have a valid business justification for keeping these resources.

  • If the former employee does have a valid business justification, a Sponsored Personal Account form must be completed.  The Sponsor must be in a Manager or a higher position within the same department as the Business Office Administrator entering the ePOI information.
  • The former employee must also provide the business justification to his/her sponsor and the sponsor will relay it to his/her Business Office Administrator that processes the ePOI form.
  • As an added convenience, when the ePOI form is completed, the Business Office Administrator, at the direction of the sponsor, will be able to indicate whether the customer is eligible for CougarNet, Exchange Mailbox, and/or UH E-mail Alias services.  We are enabling this service only for Former Employees and Retirees POI Types for now.

4)  There is no need for new emeriti to use ePOI services.  Emeriti can continue using their accounts without disruption.

  • Emeriti who have been using UH resources in the past through sponsorship, must write to facultyaffairs@uh.edu, in order to continue using your CougarNet/E-mail Mailbox and UH Email Alias.
  • All emeriti must provide Office of Faculty Affairs with the following information:
    • Home Phone
    • Home E-mail Address (non-university)
    • Home Street Address and Zip
    • Date of Birth

Should you have questions regarding these changes, please contact sponsoredaccounts@uh.edu.

Contact Us

Call Us: 713-743-1411
Fax Us: 713-743-1410
Email Us: sponsoredaccounts@uh.edu
Mail Code: TSS 2002