The Information Technology department should be consulted prior to any IT equipment or software orders through the Service Center.  We have licensing and purchasing agreements that will generally lower the total cost of the purchase. Please direct questions to your Computing Coordinator.

Purchases with Professional Development Account Funds

Faculty members considering purchasing devices such as a computer, printer, or tablet with Professional Development Account (PDA) funds should consult their Computing Coordinator before ordering. Your Coordinator will help you make informed decisions to ensure that your needs and the requirements of the university are both met.

Purchasing Work at Home Software

You can get Microsoft Office for free as long as you are a current student, faculty or staff member. You can get this software by going to Office365 and selecting Install Office. Please refer to our KB article if you are having any issues installing the software.

Dell and Apple Discount

SOU employees and students are eligible for discounts on select Dell products for personal use. Please visit for details or call 1-800-247-6819. Our Dell member ID is US5180717.

SOU employees, students, and parents of incoming students can receive an education discount from Apple by browsing our SOU Store Home on Apple's website.

If you are intending to purchase an Apple or Dell product for work use please contact your Computing Coordinator.