What is a functional account?

Connect functional accounts are for University business or the activities of a department rather than a specific person. A functional account has all the same tools as a personal Connect account, enabling many more uses for the account than just email. And a department can have more than one functional account. A functional account is initiated by a sponsor (a UCSB career employee, not a student) who is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the account and ensuring it is used for academic and administrative purposes only. See Using the Connect Admin Portal for information on creating functional accounts. The account owner may also delegate access to other users -- see delegation instructions.