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 What is a Portal?

A portal is a secure, customized point of interaction based on a personalized login. Much like the University of NSU home site is its face to the world, the portal will be the University’s face to its community.

The portal will allow different university constituents to have a secure single sign-on access to applications and services for which they are authorized and to personalize them according to their roles, preferences and needs. Prospective students, students, faculty, staff, and alumni, will have access to a thriving educational and community resource of services and communication.

What is Banner?

Banner is an administrative software application developed specifically for higher education institutions. Banner maintains student, alumni, financial and personnel data. It consists of six integrated systems: 


The systems are highly integrated because they all share a common database. This common database is shared by everyone who uses Banner at NSU, which makes it easy to maintain records on someone who applies to the University, becomes a student, graduates, and then becomes an alumnus. Banner provides the features and processing capabilities needed for student information (admissions, registration, etc.), alumni information (sponsor identification, campaign management, etc.), human resources information (employee benefits, salary/deduction history, etc.), financial aid information (needs analysis, packaging, etc.) and finance information (general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc.). 

Because of the common database, multiple departments use the information entered into Banner. Other departments share data. For example, a name change would be reflected in the Student, Financial Aid, Human Resource, and Alumni systems. Though information on Banner is shared, many users are allowed only to look up (query) specific information. When you perform a query, you retrieve information from the database and display that information on the screen. Banner has a variety of tools that let you search by name and automatically retrieve associated information. Banner also has sophisticated security measures to make sure that only authorized individuals have access to specific data.


Email Sherry Hendrix, NSU Banner Project Manager: or call 918-444-5928