Unit Security Contact (USC)


Your Unit Security Contact ( USC ) is responsible for authorizing, requesting, and maintaining access to administrative applications for individuals in their departments. If you would like access to a specific administrative application, you should work through your USC.

Available To

All students and faculty within the UI Enterpise ID and Network ID system.


Through your USC, you can request access to:

Enterprise ID

Enterprise ID is used to logon to most of the UI Integrate Enterprise applications and systems. More information regarding Enterprise IDs.

Network ID (NetID)/ Campus Accounts

NetID accounts (Blue Stem) are available to every member of the University community, including faculty, staff, and registered students, and may be used to send and receive email. Many campus units use Blue Stem authentication (i.e. NESSIE).

  • At UIUC, NetID accounts are administered by the Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services. For more information, please see the CITES webpage at: http://www.cites.illinois.edu/
  • At UIC, NetID accounts are administered by the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC). For information on establishing accounts, see ACCC's webpage at: http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/home/.
  • At UIS, NetID accounts are administered by UIS Information Technology Services. For information on establishing accounts please see UIS ITS webpage at: http://www.uis.edu/its/


This service is provided free of charge.

Getting Started

To find your USC, login with your Enterprise ID and password and select the proper university.


The Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS) Service Desk is available 24x7. All problems/questions/issues should begin with a call or email to the AITS Service Desk. The AITS Service Desk will file a CA Unicenter Ticket regarding your particular problem/ question/issue and route it to the appropriate group for resolution.

AITS Service Desk phone numbers:

  • Chicago: 312-996-4806 
  • Springfield: 217-333-3102
  • Urbana: 217-333-3102 

AITS Service Desk Email address: Email : servicedeskaits [at] uillinois [dot] edu

Get Help

Questions about this topic? Don't see what you're looking for?

Email engrit-help [at] illinois [dot] edu, call the Help Desk at 217-333-1313, or contact your primary IT support professional.