Requesting a Listserv

Last modified 12/18/2022

Request a listserv to use with your class, department, or organization on campus. Use the listserv to send announcements or for discussions.


Students requesting a listserv must obtain a faculty/staff sponsor, and that sponsor will need to submit the request on the students' behalf.

Listserv Purpose

A listserv is an automated email service and is most commonly used for announcements and discussions. A listserv can be thought of as a mailing list or distribution list.

Listservs are used at Illinois State University to transmit announcements and to communicate about classes, business, technology, and many other issues. Instructors, managers, and organization leaders use listservs to communicate with their students, employees, and members.

Before you request a listserv, you should have a good idea about how you plan to use it. This will help you make appropriate choices as you complete the listserv request process. Review the Overview article below for more information.

Listserv Request

To request an email listserv, do the following: 

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click Get Support (Figure 1):

    Figure 1:

  3. Under the Request Type heading, click the drop-down arrow and select Create a Listserv from the menu options.
  4. Complete the questions on the form.
  5. Check Yes if you agree to the Acceptable Use Policy.
  6. Click Submit Form.

A ticket will be created for your Request and forwarded to the appropriate support area.

Still Need Assistance? 

For Technical Assistance, Submit a Help Ticket, or contact the Technology Support Center by calling (309) 438-4357, or by email at 

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