How to Access STAR for non-UW Users

Access to STAR for those without an existing UW Net Id is available for Field users and community partners. To request access, start by contacting the Office of Field Education in Seattle at or in Tacoma write Please provide your employment details and your preferred email which STAR can use to recognize you.

Protect Network provides the secure logon information required for STAR access.  Once you have notified our office, go to this URL to create a new Protect Network account.

From this page please complete all fields using the same email you provided to our Office.  It is especially important to make sure you provide your email (which is also your user name) three times and a password of your choosing twice.  Immediately safeguard your email with your password for future reference.  The School of Social Work cannot help with passwords and we have no way of retrieving them.

After completing this process, you will receive a verification email, and you must provide that code to complete the Protect Network registration.


Now that you have a Protect Network account and STAR has your email to help us identify you, you are now ready to log into STAR.  Go to the URL below (bookmark this URL for future use).

From the log on page, select the Protect Network logon method and select Proceed.

Then provide your email and password.  From there you will see STAR Usage Guidelines for the site.

Please read STAR Usage Guidelines and agree to the requirements by clicking the ‘I understand and agree’ button

That’s it!  If all the information you provided is correctly entered, the you should see your STAR Main Menu, with your identifying name in the upper right corner.  The contents of the STAR Main Menu depend on several factors and will vary greatly depending on your role in the School.

If you have difficulty with your logon working, or creating a Protect network account, please email us at and describe your problem in detail.