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Cornell Google Workspace for Faculty and Staff

Cornell Google Workspace for Faculty and Staff

Cornell Google Accounts

In order to support collaboration with Cornell students and colleagues at other institutions, Google Workspace accounts - which include Google's email, calendar, and collaboration services - are available for faculty and staff. This service was previously called G Suite. 

Activating a Google Workspace account is optional.  

Please note that Microsoft Office 365 remains the official email calendaring system for faculty and staff. To avoid scheduling conflicts, all room and equipment reservations MUST be made using Outlook's Calendar. Cornell does not offer integration between Google Workspace and Office 365, and will not provide support for any third-party solutions.

See Google's Google Workspace Learning Center for a quick overview of the features. 

Google Workspace's features include

  • Gmail - email, built-in instant messaging including voice and video chat, mobile access, spam and virus protection
  • Google Calendar - multiple calendars and room/resource scheduling NOT integrated with Cornell rooms and resources
  • Google Docs - word processing, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations
  • Google Drive - file storage and sharing
  • Google Sites - website creation with videos, images, gadgets, and documents integration

Google Workspace features available to faculty and staff:

  • Google Analytics - get a deeper understanding of your website users and how they interact with your site
  • Google Custom Search - add a search box to your homepage to help people find what they need on your website
  • Google Search Console - measure your site's search traffic and performance, fix issues, and improve your Google Search results

No matter where your mail is delivered, you will continue to use your address.


The IT Service Desk provides full support for Google Workspace's email service (Gmail) and calendar service. For all other Google Workspace services, support is best effort.

Service Details

Google Workspace (previously G Suite) provides email, calendar, cloud storage, and collaboration services.

Regulated Data:

Not applicable or information not available.

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