First, login to Online Services using your OSU ID# and GAP (General Access PIN). The first time you enter this system your GAP is your date of birth (mmddyy). You must change your GAP; it cannot remain your d.o.b. Change your GAP to a secure six digit number (do not share this number with anyone). The system will prompt you to create a question and answer that you can use to reset your GAP, should you forget it.
Second, wait approximately 5-10 minutes and then continue to the ONID page and choose Sign Up for ONID. Here you will use your OSU ID# and the GAP you just established to create your ONID username and password. Once your ONID username and password is established you will use these credentials to login to all your OSU network services, including the online services. ONID is the network account provided to OSU students and staff.
Admitted students are eligible for an ONID account, but the account only remains active if the student enrolls for their term of admission. Registered students, employees, faculty, emeriti, COCC dual enrolled students, and OSU Associates (to learn more about this status visit the visit the ID Center website) are all eligible for an ONID account as long as their association with the university remains active.
Open the ONID page, choose LOGIN to ONID and enter your ONID username and password when prompted.
The following guidelines, defined by the vice provost for information services and the university registrar, apply to the release of email addresses in compliance with FERPA and OSU’s policy, Acceptable Use of University Computing Resources, which states, "The electronic mail system shall not be used for "broadcasting" of unsolicited mail (unless authorized by the department chair or unit head) or for sending chain letters. (Broadcast=More than one person as recipient. Unsolicited=Without authorization.)
The communication system shall not be used for sending of material that reasonably would be considered obscene, offensive, or threatening by the recipient or another viewer of the material. See Acceptable Use of University Computing Resources.
Denied requestors are encouraged to use the postal service.