Ellucian Colleague


Colleague is Amherst's administrative information system including Student, Finance, Human Resource, and Advancement.

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Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits: 

The Colleague database serves as the primary system of record for administrative information systems. Administrative Information Services applies precise business logic, transform and publish this data to widespread applications (e.g., CMS, One Card, Moodle, Star Rez, PowerFaids, EMS Campus, and much more.)

Getting Started

Getting Started: 

Read the Administrative Information Security Policy

Sign and scan acknowledgement form and return to Monica LaCroix, System Administrator

Sign up for access to the Ellucian Hub to access product road maps, documentation, eCommunities and training

Register for the online course Colleague Navigation, Features and Functionality.

This On-Demand course is designed for all beginner Colleague users.  It is also suitable for new hires, senior staff, anyone upgrading from a previous versions, or for those who need a refresher in the basics of Colleague. After successful completion, learners can describe key features, functionality and components of Colleague User Interface, and will be able to navigate the Colleague system.

Your Colleague Department Security Manager will authorize your access using the Colleague Security Request form.

  • Bill Kopell, Admission
  • Judy Todd, Advancement
  • Marie Fowler, Dean of the Faculty
  • Stephen Nigro, Finance (Gail Mitchell, alternate)
  • Gail Holt, Financial Aid
  • Maria-Judith Rodriquez, Human Resources
  • Mimi Odgers, Student Affairs
  • Jesse Barba & Ewa Nowicki, Registrar 

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