Academic Computing Facilities

Lewis University is committed to providing learners with access to modern educational technology. The Lewis University Instructional Technology Services Organization (ITSO) provides technology support services for the campus community. Supported technologies include computer labs, networks, Internet access, e-mail, classroom media and distributed learning resources.

Lewis University is connected to the ICN (Illinois Century Network), which provides reliable Internet access to schools and other educational entities throughout the state. The campus network includes a high-speed optic fiber backbone to all buildings. Internet connectivity is provided in the residence halls via an Ethernet connection at no additional charge to the residents.

All students are entitled to a campus e-mail address which can be accessed via a POP3 connection or by accessing the web-enabled interface.

Staffed computer labs are available during generous hours in all major classroom buildings and provide access to a host of campus resources including software applications, web support for classes, library materials and Internet searching. In addition to general purpose computer labs, specialized computer labs are supported for digital music, journalism, writing, graphic arts, computer science and tutoring. Computer labs are also located at the campus locations in Tinley Park, Hickory Hills, Oak Brook and Shorewood.

The ITSO maintains licenses for those software applications that have been adopted for general campus use. Installation of the software is limited to campus-owned computers. The Computer Science department maintains computer systems and appropriate licenses to support all major programming languages and database management systems.