Behrend IT has been able to keep pace with our student’s technology needs by a generous gift from the general Electric foundation from 1988.
The endowment is still giving back to our community by providing the resources needed in this constantly evolving world.
The administrative offices of Information Technology Services are located on the first floor of the Hammermill Building. We manage the college's public labs as well as many school-specific labs. The school-specific labs are only available to students in those curriculums. The school labs typically offer discipline-specific software as well as a limited selection of general software.
The public labs are available to all students except when the labs are scheduled for classes. However, the CyberLounge lab in Hammermill (H 135) is never scheduled for classes and is always open to students. In addition, several of the public labs are available as 24/7 labs with PSU ID card access.
The workstations in the public and school-specific labs are networked to a common server cluster and storage array. The PCs are configured with Intel processors and run under the Windows 10 operating system. A variety of software is available in the public labs including course-specific software, general application software (such as Microsoft Office), and Internet software (for Web browsing, etc.).
The vision of Information Technology Services is to provide high-quality computing facilities and services for faculty, students, and staff in order to support the teaching, research, and educational endeavors of the college. We aspire to create a quality environment in which faculty, students, and staff may utilize our resources to the best of their abilities.
The goal of Information Technology Services is to be regarded as a department which is committed to being above the norm in service, knowledge, and equipment. In particular, our mission is to:
- provide knowledgeable and committed staff to service our customers
- provide training and facilities that serve the needs of faculty, students, and staff
- provide the latest in computer technology for hardware, software, and campus networking