Your Penn State Access Account consists of two parts—your user ID and password—and gives you access to many University services.
- User ID: Your unique user ID (or username) is automatically assigned to you and usually consists of your initials and a one- to four-digit number (such as xyz5000).
- Password: Reset or change your password and set your secondary email address as soon as you activate your Access Account.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional layer of security that requires verifying your identity on a secondary device.
The Office of Security (OIS) implements and maintains University-wide security programs. We will help you understand the sensitivity of that information and teach you how to protect it.