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Software Purchasing and Licensing Agreements

The CSU has several system-wide agreements in place that allow faculty and staff, and in some cases auxiliary organizations, the opportunity to obtain software at discounted prices. Note that IT Support Service does not support all the products listed. If you should need assistance installing or troubleshooting non-supported software, a CAF will be required for all departments. See our Support Guidelines for more information.

For a complete list of CSU Software Agreements, visit the CSU Systemwide Contract Store

Microsoft Software Agreement

The System-wide Microsoft Campus Agreement provides faculty and staff with the use of certain Microsoft desktop products. 

Microsoft Products - No Cost to Campus

Software covered by the Microsoft license agreement:

  • Office Enterprise Suite (Windows and Macintosh)
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 8.1 Enterprise)

Available to install on Faculty, Staff, Auxiliary, and Lab university-owned machines. Contact ITSS for installation.

Students and Faculty and Staff home users: We are currently looking into providing educational discounts on Microsoft software through the Microsoft Work-at-Home (WAH) program.

Microsoft Products - Requiring Purchase of Licensing

The Microsoft Select Agreement allows the CSU campus community (including officially recognized Auxiliary Organizations) to purchase software licenses and media not included in the above Campus Agreement at significant discounts. Purchase of licensing and media should be made through ITSS (see below).

Commonly used campus software that requires purchase of licensing:

  • Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Visio
  • Project
  • etc.

Adobe, FileMaker, McAfee, etc.

The Chancellor's Office has negotiated discounts for a number of software products. All licensing and media should be purchased through ITSS. Some companies like Adobe also allow electronic download of software.

Departments: Please request a quote from ITSS for desired software.

Students and Faculty and Staff home users: contact the A.S.Bookstore, 898-4447.

SPSS Software

SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive, easy-to-use set of predictive analytic tools for business users, analysts and statistical programmers. For more than 40 years, organizations of all types have relied on SPSS Statistics to conduct research and make better decisions. The SPSS Site license gives the CSU the ability to install SPSS on individual machines and also the freedom to allow faculty and staff to install SPSS on their home machines.

Available for all Faculty and Staff. Contact ITSS.

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