School of Computer Sciences

Student Resources

Academics

Software/Publications

DreamSpark (Microsoft Academic Alliance)

Students in the School of Computer Sciences have access to operating systems, development tools, and other Microsoft software tools at no cost. Passwords are sent to new students a few weeks after the beginning of their first semester.

JourneyEd Software Store

Through our partnership with Journey Ed, WIU students, faculty, and staff receive discounts on software and other products.

ACM digital library

The WIU Library provides all students with complete access to publications by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Hardware and Technical Support

uTech Store

Provides retail sales of Apple and Dell computers for WIU students, faculty, and staff.

WIU Online Apple Store
WIU Online Dell Store
Western's Journey Ed

Through our partnership with Journey Ed, WIU students, faculty, and staff receive exceptional discounts on a vast array of software and other offerings.

uTech Help Desk

WIU's trained, full-time technical support center.

Computer Science Student Organizations

Computer Science Association (CSA)

The CSA provides a social environment for anyone who wishes to learn more about working as a team to accomplish self-defined goals. Collaborate in project development and management to further members knowledge and experience in all facets of computer science. Learn more about the Computer Science Association (CSA) on PurplePost.

Management Information Systems Association (MISA)

MISA is an organization on campus whose goal is to network with other students and faculty in the field of Information Systems. MISA also allows students the opportunity to expand their education with an exposure to the field of Information Systems. Learn more about the Management Information Systems Association (MISA) on PurplePost.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)

UPE is the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. Outstanding students in the School of Computer Sciences can be nominated for membership. Learn more about Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The world's largest educational and professional computing society. Student memberships are available to WIU students. ACM delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. For more information, visit ACM.org.