The College has made special arrangements for some software purchases.


The college subscribes to Adobe's Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP), which offers substantial savings for institutional and student purchases. Orders are placed through the Ithaca College Bookstore for departmental purchases as well as for student purchases.  


ITS has a network license for academic departments for IBM/SPSS Statistics. License subscriptions are purchased annually from ITS, 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. 

Anti-Virus Software

All college-owned computers come with McAfee antivirus software on them. Individuals should also buy or download free software for personal computers. ITS recommends the following free anti-virus software:

  • Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows computers
  • ClamXav for Macs
  • MacScan for Macs

Microsoft Home Use Program

The Microsoft Home Use Program allows faculty and staff to purchase Office products at extremely low prices for home use while employed by the college.

Technology EStore

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