WKU Computer Purchasing
Information Technology Services (ITS) maintains a list of recommended hardware for new purchases and upgrades/replacements. This list is intended to ensure compatibility with University technology hardware and software, ensure it meets industry current standards, and position the University for future expansion and upgrades.
ITS reserves the right to review all computer hardware purchases. We will make every attempt to meet the needs of the purchasing department while respecting the best interest of the University. Items ordered by bypassing ITS' approval may be explicitly barred from support by ITS.
The following guidelines should be followed when purchasing computers:
- All computers must be purchased using a WKU Purchase Order.
- All computers must be purchased with an approved 3-year minimum warranty from the manufacturer.
- All computers are available through WKU TopShop (WKU NetID and password required). TopShop Ordering Instructions
- All computers must have an Inventory Control Number assigned before ITS will provide any service relating to the computer.
If you wish to purchase an Apple computer, please click below and search for Western Kentucky University. Once found, choose to browse the WKU Store as guest.
With this account you can create proposals that can be used to create requisitions in TopShop. It is recommended that you use Firefox on a PC or Safari on a Mac.
Recycled Computer Program
The Recycled Computer Program allows WKU departments to obtain used Dell or Apple computers that are covered by a one year service contract through the WKU ITS.
In support of the University’s commitment to sustainability, ITS purchases Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Certified computers. EPEAT Certified electronics meet required criteria and optional criteria for environmental performance characteristics, including reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, use of recycled content or renewable materials, design for end of life, product longevity, energy conservation, end of life management, packaging, and corporate performance.About EPEAT Computers