Information Services

Information Services
General Computer Labs: Phone:
Gyte Learning Commons
Gyte Building Basement (040, 044, 048)
(219) 989-8003
(219) 989-8066
University Library, SULB 2nd floor (219) 989-2224

Information Services provides a number of resources for students to facilitate success in your academic program. Some of these services include:

  • General computer labs: There are two general computing labs on campus. These include:
    • Gyte Learning Commons: The Gyte Learning Commons provides access to 40 PCs and 10 Macs. This learning resource has four distinct areas:
      • a casual computing area (Gyte 040);
      • a collaborative and multimedia room (Gyte 044);
      • a conventional computer lab (Gyte 048);
      • and a casual meeting space with wireless access on the north side of the corridor.
    • University Library: The computer facilities in the University Library provide over 118 PCs and 12 Macs. In addition to a variety of general software applications including Microsoft Office and SPSS, the computers in the University Library also have special programs that are needed to access some scholarly resources not available elsewhere on campus.
  • Access to Computers and Software: Students have access to computers for academic work in a variety of lab settings. In addition to the general labs, there are over 40 specialized departmental computer labs throughout campus which serve a variety of computing needs such as access to CAD software and software to edit digital media.
  • Open Access Clustered Computers: Computers are available in the lounges of various buildings for student use. These machines provide basic computing services, such as Microsoft Office. These machines may be found on the first floor of the Student Union & Library building, as well as in the Anderson, Classroom Office, Gyte, and Porter buildings.There are facilities at both Peregrine Hall and Griffin Hall.
  • Network File Storage: Each student is provided with 50 MB of storage space on the network for course related files and web pages. This storage space is known as your “H-drive.” It is accessible once you log into any lab computer on campus.
  • University Email Address: Each student is provided with a university email account. You can access this service through the MyPUC portal. Email is an essential communication tool used by faculty, staff, and students on campus. We encourage you to check your university e-mail account to ensure you don’t miss receiving important information related to your classes and status within the University.
  • Software Training and Consulting Services: Software training and consulting services are provided by the consultants in the computer labs. These student consultants are available to assist you in accessing computing and library services, providing instruction on how to use the common features of many software packages, and consulting with you on your individual computing needs.
  • Student Project Rooms: Project rooms have been established for reservation by student groups. These rooms have a conference table, LCD projector, computer, and console in order to provide you the opportunity to practice your presentations and work collaboratively with technology. One of these rooms is located within the University Library and the others are on the third floor of SULB. The room in the University Library can be reserved by calling the library and the rooms on the 3rd floor of SULB can be reserved through the Center for Student Outreach and Development.
  • Collaborative work areas: In the University Library, five rooms are available on first-come, first-serve basis for students to meet and work in a group setting. In addition to a conference table and comfortable seating, the rooms have an LCD panels which can be connected to a laptop thereby allowing groups to work collaboratively with technology. In the open, casual seating area of the Gyte learning commons, LCD panels are also provided for students to work together collaboratively.
  • Online Course Management Systems: Many courses now are facilitated through the University’s online learning system, Blackboard. Courses that use Blackboard can provide students with access to course materials 24 hours a day. You can find your courses online.

Students should be aware that the document entitled, Regulations Governing Student Conduct, Disciplinary Proceedings and Appeals (PDF), sets forth guidelines regarding student conduct. A summary of that document is in this handbook: the complete document is available in the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Additionally, a Computing Code of Ethics statement specifically governs the use and access of computing resources. Students who violate regulations of the University will be subject to disciplinary penalties and possibly legal action by the University.

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