Adding Non-GC Users to Your OpenCUNY Site

While OpenCUNY is offered for the benefit of the Graduate Center community, there are times when you may want people not affiliated with the GC to have the ability to edit an OpenCUNY website. Maybe you’re running a conference, hosting an event, working in an organization, doing co-research, etc.

Our Terms of Participation state that individuals or organizations without a current Graduate Center email address can be granted accounts by the OpenCUNY Coordinators on a case-by-case basis. To allow projects with outside participants, the project should be primarily associated with the Graduate Center and/or the Graduate Center community.

Please review the Terms and About page. Then, use the form below to get in contact with the OpenCUNY Coordinators about adding non-GC participants to your site. Read more! →

About OpenCUNY: What is it, who can use it, and why should YOU use it?

What is OpenCUNY?
OpenCUNY is a student organized, open-source WordPress platform where you can build your own site for free. Learn more here.

Who can join?
Anyone with a Graduate Center email address can join. If you’re working on a project with folks outside of the Graduate Center, visit this page to learn more about adding them to your site. The OpenCUNY coordinators grant accounts for non-Graduate Center students on a case by case basis. Read on to learn the answers to the rest of your Whys, Whats, Wheres, etc.! →

Privacy Levels

As a participant of OpenCUNY, you have a right to select from five levels of privacy for any of the websites you maintain (see the Terms of Participation to view all of your rights as a user). This quick tutorial will walk you through the five different levels to help you decide which level will be right for you. Read more! →

Using a Custom URL with OpenCUNY

As a member of the OpenCUNY community, your site will have an address (ex. ). However, you can also use a customized URL with your OpenCUNY site (ex.

To create a customizable URL, called a domain name, follow the steps below. Read more! →