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Maintain Your Organization's Online Listing


An organization must have one or more persons assigned to enter and maintain information in Organization Manager in order to have its contact information available in OrgSearch, the online organizational directory. Only the authorized maintainers for an organization can update its contact information.

Organizations that have their own entry in the printed Stanford Directory already have a maintainer. Organizations that are not included in the printed directory (or are listed under their parent organization) may not have maintainers.

Finding or becoming a maintainer

You can see the organizations (if any) for which you are a maintainer simply by logging into Organization Manager.

Current maintainers are listed here:

If your organization is not listed on either of these pages, that means it does not currently have a maintainer. If you are the appropriate person to be the maintainer, submit a Help ticket. Please include:

  1. your department name
  2. its 4-character organization code (displayed in parentheses after the org name in OrgSearch)
  3. the name of your University Financial Officer

Once you have been made a maintainer, you will be able to log in to Organization Manager and add your organization's contact information, as well as add other maintainers.

Organization Manager for online listings

In Organization Manager, click the name of the organization in the upper left-hand corner whose information you want to update.

Then the following tabs appear in OrgSearch:

Directories tab

The Card View section is the only maintainer-controlled information that will appear online. You can enter:

  • Campus location (automatically generated from the mail code you enter)
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • General info email
  • Department website

The Directory Listings section below the Card View is currently for printed directory use only.

Identifiers tab

The following information on the Identifiers tab is displayed online for all organizations:

  • Full name
  • Display name
  • See also
  • Administrative ID
  • Academic ID

Maintainers tab

A current maintainer can add and remove other maintainers for this organization.

University Budget Office

The Stanford organization hierarchy, as well as official organization names and codes, are maintained by the University Budget Office. That office publishes quarterly updates of organization data, and handles all org code and name change requests, creation of new organizations, inactivation of defunct organizations, and other official changes. Some useful links:

Last modified March 21, 2019