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Information Technology implements, maintains and supports all campus technology infrastructure including computer labs, self-service laptop kiosks across campus and the help desk. 

Computer Labs

Computer labs are available for student use in various locations around campus. Students’ username and password to use computers and email services are available 24 to 48 hours after acceptance to the College. Students with disabilities should contact Accommodative Services if adaptive equipment is needed. Operating hours are posted outside each lab.

Keese Hall - Rooms 212, 214 and 218
Tech Edu Lab – Rooms 111 and 129

Self-Service Laptop Kiosk

There are 12 laptops available that provide quick-stop access to the internet and all online campus resources from walk-up kiosks located in Tech Edu Lab, Room 131, the Student Lounge area, and on the second floor of the Borra Center. 

Laptops may not leave campus property. Laptops utilized at the Borra Center may only be used on Borra Center property. 

How to Check Out a Laptop:

  1. Visit a kiosk in the Borra Center or Tech Lab.
  2. Select your device, then either swipe your ID Card or type in your R# and log in.
  3. Accept the waiver and checkout the laptop.
  4. Use the device anywhere on campus daily. When done, return the device to the kiosk.

Connecting to Wireless Network:

  1. Log into the laptop right after you borrow it using your Rhodes State College email address and password.
  2. Once logged in, the laptop with automatically connect to the Rhodes State College Secure Wireless Network.

Returning the Laptop:

  • All computers must be returned by 8pm (Monday-Friday) in the Tech Lab OR by 7pm Monday-Thursday or 5pm Friday in Borra.
  • Please note that laptops are wiped clean of data to protect patron privacy after each use.
  • A $5 late fee per day will be assessed if the laptop is returned past its due time. Fines will be recorded on the borrower's student account and may result in borrowing and registration restrictions.
  • The kiosk performs functions such as deleting the previous patron’s data and recharging the battery. This takes six minutes and during that time the kiosk device cannot be borrowed.

Damage/Lost Laptops:

  • Return the laptop as soon as you realize there is a problem with it. Please choose the displayed option that most closely describes the problem you had with the laptop. Then, check out another laptop if available.
  • The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged laptop is $900. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair costs. If a Laptop is not returned, it is considered lost or stolen, and the borrower will be charged for its replacement.

Laptop Loan Programs

We are excited to announce the launch of our long-term laptop loan program.  We have a limited number of laptops available for students to check out for up to 1 semester.  Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Help Desk.  The program is free and students must return the laptop shortly after the semester ends without damage.

Help Desk

Rhodes Help Desk can help solve many of your technology issues, including problems with:

  • WiFi or Internet access
  • Printing
  • Computer, laptop or mobile devices
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Your Rhodes ID or password
  • Your Rhodes email account
  • Canvas
  • Web Browser issues
  • STARs Online issues

Walk-in help is available in Public Service Building, Room 219

Help Desk Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Limited access Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Closed Saturday - Sunday


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Higher Education Opportunity Act

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was signed into law on August 14, 2008; enforcement of the HEOA provisions formally began on July 1, 2010.  This webpage provides an overview of the policies, procedures, and other actions Rhodes State College has implemented as a ‘good faith’ effort to comply with this Federal Law (Updated 2/11).  Several sections of the HEOA deal with unauthorized file sharing on campus networks, imposing three general requirements on all U.S. colleges and universities:

  1. An annual disclosure to students (and employees) describing copyright law and campus policies related to violating copyright law. 
  2. A plan to “effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials” by users of its network, including “the use of one or more technology-based deterrents”. 
  3. A comprehensive list of alternatives to illegal downloading