Google Group Info and FAQs

What is a Google Group and how do I request one?

Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people—such as project teams, departments, or committees—to communicate and collaborate. You can send an email to everyone in a group with one address, invite a group to an event, or share documents with a group. You can also create an online forum to discuss a popular technology or answer questions about a product.

You can request your Google Group through our Service Catalog request form here.  Once you have requested your Google Group, you will hear from a technician within 2 business days.

Why would I create a Google Group?

Managers of a group can update group memberships, share documents to a group, and even invite an entire group to a calendar event. Managers can also determine who can send to the group and allow others to co-manage the group membership. 

How can I access Google Groups?

You can access Groups by going to You can also access your group by clicking the Groups icon within the apps menu in Google.

How can I learn about using Google Groups?

Visit Google's Resource Site.

How should I name my Google Group?

SJU Information Technology has provided the following guidelines for naming your Google Group. 

  • Must be between 3 and 20 characters
  • Group names are limited to lowercase letters (a-z), numbers (0-9), a dash (“-“), and a period (“.”). The delimiter between components is underscore ("_")
  • Must not contain "SJU" (Email address will be <name>

How do I send email using my group's email address?

Instructions for sending as a different email address can be found here.

Can my group have multiple email addresses associated with it?

Yes! Call the Technology Service Center at 610-660-2920 and we will assist you with that process.

I no longer need a Google Group that I am the owner of. What now?

Please contact the Technology Service Center at 610-660-2920 and we can assist you with this process.

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