Information Technology Services is responsible for providing the College's Administrative Computing, Infrastructure, and Client Technology Services. The staff is friendly, highly skilled, and service-oriented. ITS is housed on the lower level of Lilly Library.
Administrative Services supports the College by providing day-to-day support of the administrative software tools used across campus.
Infrastructure Services is responsible for planning and managing the College servers and network — wired, wireless and telephone. They also support the classroom technologies.
Client Technology Services is responsible for purchasing and supporting all College-owned desktop equipment including computers, monitors, printers, and scanners in the administrative offices, academic offices, and computing labs. Campus Printing is also part of this area.
A wide variety of computing equipment enables Earlham students to incorporate technological skills into their liberal arts education:
- Both Mac and Windows-based computers are fully supported and used in offices, labs, and classrooms.
- Client Technology Services directly manages six public computing labs as well as Mac and PC mobile carts. The lab located in LBC, is open 24/7 during the school year, providing 30 PCs and six iMacs.
- There are also discipline-specific labs available to students as needed.
Gigabit Ethernet switches are located in each building with high-speed fiber optic cables between buildings operating up to 10 GB. All direct network connections in buildings, including the residential halls, are currently running at 1 GB.
Wireless service is available in all of the academic buildings, residence halls, College-owned houses, The Heart, and green spaces boarding campus buildings. This provides students with the opportunity to pursue their research, stay in touch with family or just browse the Web in a variety of locations and settings on campus.
Earlham based servers provide a variety of service to students, faculty, and staff such as Earlham’s portal The Heart, web-based email, a course management system, network storage, mailing lists, and access to the library’s electronic resources.