Information Technology assists faculty, staff, and students in fulfilling the academic and administrative goals of the university. Consisting of five divisions -- Customer Services, Information Systems, Campus Systems, Micrographics, and Telecommunications and Computing Facilities -- Information Technology facilities and offices are located in Wham, Lentz, Faner, CTC, Student Center, Morris Library, Rehn, and McLafferty Road.
The Information Technology computing facilities include a mainframe computer and various network servers. Computer Learning Centers with instructional laboratories and classrooms, equipped with over 240 microcomputers as well as various types of printers and plotters, are situated in three central locations (CLC1 in Faner 1025, CLC2 in CTC 112, CLC3 in Rehn 21). SIUC Online (formerly Campus-Wide Information System or CWIS) is the campus link to local and worldwide information resources. Access to the central computing utility may be from anywhere on or off campus.
Computing resources include a wide variety of systems, software, programming languages, on-line information, the Customer Service Center, and various forms of support to make the computing environment friendlier and more accessible to all staff and student users. Many services and support are available on a daily, round-the-clock basis.
SIUnet, with over 8,500 telephones and 5,000 data network devices, gives SIUC users access to on- and off-campus computing resources. SIUnet links the Carbondale campus to SIU at Edwardsville, the SIU School of Medicine, Central Management Services in Springfield, State of Illinois agencies, the University of Illinois, and the SIUC campus in Nakajo, Japan.