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Sponsorship Details

Faculty and staff (not including casual or temporary) can sponsor individuals or accounts for services by using Sponsorship Manager, a web application. Anyone with a SUNet ID can view sponsorship information.

  • Paid services: The sponsor must have requisitions authority in Oracle Financials, and provide a PTA for billing.
    • The specific authority required is Approvals — Requisitions.
    • This authority must be active — that is, the sponsor has completed all prerequisites and is able to actually approve requisitions in Oracle Financials.
  • Free services: The sponsor must be regular (not temporary or casual) faculty or staff.

You can review the list of services you currently sponsor by logging into Sponsorship Manager and clicking the Services I've sponsored link.

Anyone with a SUNet ID can technically be sponsored for a service. The sponsorship will only be active, however, if the person is not otherwise eligible for the same service via his or her status at the University.

For example:

  • Student Pat is university-eligible for a full-service SUNet ID because she is an active student.
  • Professor Jean sponsors Pat for a full-service SUNet ID. The sponsorship is not activated because Pat is university-eligible for the same service. No charges accrue.
  • Pat graduates, and is now university-eligible only for base-level service.
  • Jean's sponsorship kicks in, and Pat maintains full SUNet ID service. The PTA Jean provided is now charged monthly for the sponsored service.

Sponsor responsibilities

  • When sponsoring a person for a new SUNet ID account, you are responsible for ensuring that the person being sponsored doesn't already have an existing record and SUNet ID.
  • As sponsor you must affirm that the individual to be sponsored will use the service or resource in support of legitimate University work (i.e., teaching, research, and administration).
  • You are responsible for ensuring that a sponsored service is used in accordance with the University's policies. See the Administrative Guide policies related to Computing for more information.
  • For paid services, the sponsor must provide a current University PTA, for which the sponsor has active Approvals - Requisitions authority in Oracle Financials. Service fees will be billed monthly to this PTA.
  • For free services, the sponsor must be regular (that is, not temporary or casual) Stanford faculty or staff.
  • You will receive notification of sponsorship status changes, unless the you indicated a different sponsorship contact person.

Effective period

A sponsorship is valid for a fixed time period, specified by the sponsor. Prior to sponsorship expiration, both the sponsor and the person who is sponsored will receive a reminder (via email) 30 days prior to expiration, and a second notice seven days before expiration. If you are a sponsor, you do not need to wait for these notices to renew a sponsorship.

Note: A person who is sponsored for a base-level account will not receive email notification, because base-level accounts do not include email service. Only the sponsor (or specified contact) will be notified.

Sponsorship on-behalf- of

Sponsorship Manager lets you sponsor a service on behalf of someone else. See the Sponsorship On-behalf-of page for more information.

Multiple sponsorships

More than one sponsor can sponsor the same service for the same person.

  • If the service is incremental (e.g., quota), the sponsored service levels will be added together.
  • If the service is exclusive (e.g., account), the new sponsorship will immediately supersede the preceding one.

In the event you decide to end your sponsorship of a full-service account, you will need to notify the account owner of this change. The email service, disk space allocation, and other services associated with the account will end at midnight of the date you end your sponsorship.

View sponsorships

You can view the services you sponsor and services sponsored on your behalf. To access the reports click View Sponsorships on the Sponsorship Manager home page.

Click Services I Currently Sponsor to view, change, or end the current sponsorships for which you are either the contact or sponsor.
report of services which I am either the sponsor or contact

Click Services Sponsored On My Behalf to view the current services that are sponsored on your behalf.
report of services that have been sponsored on my behalf

Rates, billing, and reimbursement


The PTA you provide will be charged the daily rate for the service level you select, up to the monthly maximum for that service level. See the Sponsored Account Rates page for daily and monthly rates.


Authorized users can view sponsorship charges on their monthly IT Services billing statements via the OrderIT site.


You may not use personal funds to pay for a sponsored service; it must be billed to a University funding source. This allows the University to follow legal guidelines regarding unrelated business income, tax exemption, etc. However, a sponsoring department may choose to require personal reimbursement from a person they sponsor. If it is appropriate for a sponsored individual to pay for their own service, they can reimburse the University for the amount billed. See How To: Process and Deposit Department Receipts.

Last modified February 24, 2017