STC policies are in place to help ensure an atmosphere that fosters learning. Anyone disturbing the academic environment of a Student Technology Center will be asked to leave. The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Since you login into the computer with your username and password, no form of identification is needed.
Children are not permitted in the Marram Hall 103 Student Technology Center. STC's are academic environments that require a quiet atmosphere. Please visit the family friendly Information Commons on the first floor of the Anderson Library when children are with you.
Food and drinks are allowed in the Marram Hall 103 Student Technology Center. There is also a vending area with snacks and beverages in Marram Hall 103. The Anderson Library has a specially designated area where food and drinks are allowed.
Color printing is currently available in Marram 103 and in the Library Information Commons on the first floor of the Anderson library.
Students are not allowed to use their own paper or materials to print in an STC or from any student printer on campus. The only paper that can be printed on is white 8.5x11 paper provided by UITS.
Faculty, staff, and students may use the Merrillville FedEx store for their personal use and receive a 10% discount when they show their University ID.
Yes, users may leave their workstation for a maximum offifteen minutes. After that time, the computer will be made available to the next user. STC computers automatically log users out when there is no activity forfifteen minutes. To be safe, save your work before you leave the workstation as anything not saved will be lost after 15 minutes. You may "lock" the computer so no one else can use it while you are away by pressing theWindows key + L. To unlock it, pressCtrl + Alt + Deleteand enter your username and passphrase. Locking the computer does not change the fact that it will reboot after 15 minutes of inactivity. This policy is to help ensure that all students will have access to a computer.
There is no transmission or printing of provocative topics in any STC. Placing suggestive objects or pictures in the academic environment is considered a form of sexual harassment. It is our responsibility to provide a non-intimidating and non-threatening environment for all STC users. We reserve the right to investigate any questionable material.
Students may work together in any STC on campus. However, it is the consultants' job to maintain an atmosphere that promotes learning. It is our goal to provide an environment that allows students to use their time productively and with few distractions. If students in the lab become too loud, the consultant on duty should ask them to be considerate of others and to lower their voices. If students refuse to be quiet, the consultant should ask them to leave the lab.