Google Groups

Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people - such as project teams, departments, or classmates - to communicate and collaborate over topics of common interest.

About Google Groups

Simplified Group Communication

Allow group members or campus community to easily communicate with members of a group through the group email address.

Easy Event and Doc Sharing

Organize meetings or share documents among members of a group by inviting/sharing with the group email address (event guests automatically update when group membership changes!)

Multi-Function Communication

Hold online discussions about a specific subject, host a question and answer forum, or track and manage requests from customers or co-workers (as a Collaborative Inbox).

Getting Started

Creating and Managing Your Group

Requesting a Google Group

Faculty or staff can request a group* and will need

  • Email addresses and SOLAR IDs for at least 2 people who will be admins for the group
  • A name of 2-30 characters for your group; the name will be the first part of the email address (ex: Department_MailboxName of Department_MailboxName@stonybrook.edu)
  • The purpose of the Google Group

*Google Groups can only be created for faculty, staff, or officially approved student organizations.

Participating in a Google Group

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