Ellucian Colleague

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

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: 

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
  • Robyn Rogers, Student Affairs
  • Kathleen Kilventon, Registrar 

Colleague Account

Employees who need to interact with the Ellucian Colleague system, either directly via the Colleague user interface or though various reporting tools supplied by Administrative Information Systems, require a Colleague account.

Features and Benefits: 

For security purposes, your Colleage account is a completely separate account from your Amherst account. In many cases the username will be the same, but unless you synchronize the passwords manually (NOT recommended), your Colleage account will never have the same password as your Amherst account.


Colleague accounts are made available to employees whose positions require access to Colleague either using the UI or via a database query.

Getting Started: 

Access to Colleague is controlled by Department Security Managers in administrative offices. To submit a request for access to Colleague, you must complete the Colleague Security Request Form.