Public Group/Distribution List

Public Groups or Distribution Lists are the best way to communicate with audiences who are internal to Northwestern.

Pre-defined groups of Collaboration Services accounts that can be used for communications or for access control.


Features and Benefits

Mailing lists are an easy way to reach a lot of people very quickly by automating the distribution of email to all those who subscribe to the mailing list. Mailing lists have been a critical component of scholarly collaboration. Many colleges and universities also use them to facilitate and enhance classroom education. Since mailing lists/distribution lists are also Active Directory security groups they can be used to grant permissions to SharePoint sites as well as OneDrive documents.  They can also be used to populate Microsoft Teams Groups initially but will not update the members of the Team dynamically. 


Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff



There is no cost for this service.


How to Request Service

Click the "Request Public Group/Distribution List" button to the right.



Request Public Group/Distribution List

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