alumnae relations & development

Banner Self Service

Banner Self Service is a password-protected, secure website for alumnae of Sweet Briar College. Among other features, it has an online alumnae directory. Using your username and password, you will be able to log in at any time to update your personal information or search for contact information on alumnae friends. The newest feature of Banner Self Service is the ability to pull alumnae lists and spreadsheets by foreign country as well as state, region, club area, class, major and occupation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my password and log in?
The Alumnae Association home page has a link to Banner Self Service. When you first go to the site, you should choose "Change my Password and Login Information." Enter your username and password, which must be obtained from the Alumnae Association. On the "Change Password and Login Information" page, you will be asked to create a new password and to provide a password hint in the form of a "secret" question and answer. If later you should lose or forget your password, this question/answer will be used to help you obtain access to the online directory. You may change your password at any time at this login page. Your username, however, will not change. Click at right of the screen if you need help creating your password or secret question/answer. After you have successfully changed your password, choose "Click here to proceed to Banner Self Service." There you will be asked to enter your username and your newly created password.

Once in the Banner Self Service system, you will have several options. The Personal Information link allows you to view the information we have on file for you. Under Alumnae Services, then "Keep in Touch," choose "View the Online Directory" to access the online directory and search for information on other alumnae. Both "Personal Information" and "Alumnae Services" give you the chance to submit a change form to update your name, address, telephone, email and job information. Your changes will be processed by the Alumnae Office within two weeks. Both options also allow you to see and update your Directory Profile.

What is my Directory Profile?
This is the information that is shown when an alumna looks you up in the online directory. Your Directory Profile includes your name, year of graduation, major, home and business address, telephone numbers, and your preferred email address that you have provided to the College. You have the opportunity to update this information or remove it from view by other users.

How can I remove my information from view?
Initially, all information in your Directory Profile is displayed. However, the Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association has made every effort to provide you with the flexibility to share as much or as little information as you wish. The information you provide is kept for the College's records and is not shared with anyone except users of Sweet Briar College's Alumnae Association Online Services. At your discretion, you may immediately remove selected information from the online directory. Simply remove the check mark from the boxes marked "Display in Directory" located on your Online Directory Profile page. If an alumna searches for your record, any information you chose to exclude is not viewable. If you make a mistake or change your mind about removing any information from view, just recheck the box. The changes you make in the "Display in Directory" boxes take effect immediately.

Can I change my name, home, business address, or other information?
You can submit changes by choosing "Update your Contact Information" under "Keep in Touch" or by choosing one of our update forms here.

Who has access to the Online Directory?
Alumnae of Sweet Briar College, verified against the College's records by name, class year, and identification number, will receive access to the directory. Others outside the Sweet Briar College community will be denied access.

How secure is my information?
The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association has made every effort to ensure that individual privacy is protected. The site is technologically secure and password-protected, and it is intended strictly to facilitate alumnae networking and communication with the College.

Will alumnae who abuse the online community be penalized?
Yes. Abusers of the directory will be removed from the online community. Any unauthorized use including, but not limited to, use for any solicitation or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

What if I lose or forget my username or password?
Your username is assigned by the College and must be sent to you from the Alumnae Office.  

Your original password is assigned by the College and is sent to you along with your username. If you have lost your username and password, you will have to contact the Alumnae Office to have them reset your password. If you have already entered the system and set a new password, "secret" question and answer, you should be able to enter the system by clicking on "I have forgotten my password." If you are able to correctly answer the "secret" question, you should be able to set a new password and enter the system. If you are not successful, you can contact the Alumnae Office and have them reset your password.

How do I pull an alumnae list or spreadsheet?
Under Alumnae Services, choose Reports for Alumnae. Under "Reports," click on your choice of "Listing" or "Spreadsheet version." Be patient, as it takes a few seconds for the next screen to appear. Here you may choose to pull a list by state, region, nation, club area, class, occupation or major (combinations are not allowed). Lists may be sorted by current last name, maiden last name, class or city. After choosing the list and sort options, click at top of the screen on "Submit Query" button. Your list/spreadsheet will appear shortly in a new browser window and can be viewed on the screen, saved to your computer, or printed on any printer. To pull another list, either close the browser window or click the "back" button. Note that the "nation" option shows countries where there is a significant alumnae population. For areas not shown, you can contact the Alumnae Office ([email protected]) for more information.


Thank You!

We hope that you will enjoy using Banner Self Service with online directory and the new alumnae list option. Be sure to visit the site frequently for enhancements.