The mission of the Department of Information Technology (IT) is to help plan, implement, serve, secure, and support the technology needs of the Institute and facilitate creativity in teaching, learning, and communication for cadets, faculty, administration, and staff.
IT provides electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and a variety of other software, for its cadets and faculty. IT also provides access to Datatel Colleague, an integrated database management system, which supports the financial, human resources, and student systems.
IT provides the VMI Faculty and Staff with Help Desk support, hardware and software recommendations as well as installations, troubleshooting, and training classes. IT is responsible for the VMI Local Area Network, and can provide access upon request.
VMI furnishes a significant number of computers for cadet use in academic buildings and laboratories and provides personally owned computer support for cadet-owned laptops. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Information Technology Department Help Desk at 540-464-7643 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to computer systems and networks owned or operated by the Virginia Military Institute impose responsibilities and obligations upon users. For more information regarding user responsibilities review the Appropriate Use Guidelines.
The goal and intent of the VMI information systems is to enhance educational and research work and to facilitate administrative processes in a secure manner to protect the information of a sensitive nature, such as, social security numbers, bank account and credit card numbers, and intellectual property like cutting edge research.