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Box is CSUN's secure cloud-based storage and collaboration solution that gives students, faculty and staff access content at any time, from any device. All users are automatically provided with an individual account and university colleges, departments and divisions can request a group account by contacting the IT Help Center

Why should I use Box?

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What type of data can I store in Box?

To learn how the CSU classifies confidential data, visit CSUN's Protected Data page.

Data Types OKNot OK

Data classified as Level 1 Confidential (e.g. Social Security numbers, CSUN user IDs and passwords, credit card numbers)


Data classified as Level 2 Internal (e.g. Birth dates, student information, employee information). *As long as files are encrypted. View a guide for encryption and password protection for documents. 


Data classified as Level 3 General (e.g. Any file that does not contain confidential such as project documents, committee agendas and minutes, PowerPoint presentations, event flyers and much more)


How do I get started with Box?

Visit and sign in with your CSUN user ID and password. Colleges, departments, divisions, or committees who would like to obtain a group account should contact the IT Help Center

Where can I get training for Box?

Box Help and offer an extensive library of resources for all users. We have compiled some of the most popular resources on the right-hand side under Top Quick Guides to Get Started and Top Short Videos. If you are the manager of a college, department, division or committee, we can coordinate a Box overview/training session for your area. For more information, contact Mayra Solano in IT Communications at (818) 677-4908. 

How can I get the most out of using Box?

View the Box Add-Ons and Apps document to learn about add-ons for your desktop, laptop and apps for your mobile devices; these will will help you get the most out of your Box account. 

Where can I get help?

Box Help offers an extensive library of resources for all users. You can also contact the IT Help Center.