Ithaca College faculty and staff are eligible for a number of discounts for institutional and personal use software titles.

Institutional Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe's Creative Cloud applications are available to staff and faculty for use on college-owned computers, free of charge.  See our Adobe Creative Cloud support page for more details.


All college-owned computers come with anti-virus pre-installed. Apple computers use McAfee anti-virus. Windows computers use Microsoft Security Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) as their standard anti-virus. 

IBM SPSS Statistics

IT has a network license for academic departments for IBM SPSS Statistics. License subscriptions are purchased annually from IT, lasting from June 1st through May 30th. These subscriptions expire unless renewed every fiscal year. See our SPSS Statistics information section for more details. This option is only available for academic departments per the licensing agreement with IBM. For optimal performance, IT recommends being on campus when using the SPSS network license.

Personal Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Through our campus agreement with Adobe, staff and faculty also have access to discounted subscriptions of Adobe's Creative Cloud for use on their personal computer. Visit our OnTheHub website to purchase a subscription.


Individuals should buy or download free software for personal computers. IT recommends the following free anti-virus software:

  • Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows computers. Computers with Windows 8 and higher already have this anti-virus installed under the program name "Defender".
  • Avast! for Macs

Office 365 for Staff and Faculty

The latest Microsoft Office applications are available to staff and faculty for use on their personal computers, tablets, and phones for free through our Microsoft License Agreement.

Technology eStore

The IC Bookstore has partnered with to provide exceptional discounts for faculty and staff on software from Microsoft, Corel and others.