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IT Division - WKU Computer Purchasing

WKU Computer Purchasing Guidelines

WKU supports two computer vendors for our faculty, staff, and administrators: Dell and Apple. Deviations from these standards require approval by the office of the Chief Information Technology Officer.

Apple Computers

If you wish to purchase an Apple computer, please click HERE 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. You can also contact the WKU Inside Sales Representative at Apple for further help and instruction:

Ross Hooks
Phone: 1-800-800-2775, Dial 1, then Ext. 42859


Dell Computers

If you wish to purchase a Dell computer, access the WKU Dell Premier Store through TopShop. Through Dell's catalog on TopShop, you may select items and checkout, create an equote, or access an existing equote or sales order. From here you may submit your order requisition. You can also contact the WKU Inside Sales Representative at Dell:

Kristin Johnson
Inside Account Manager
Ph: 512-513-0198
Fax: 512-283-1890


Computer Peripherals and Supplies

WKU offers multiple catalogs on TopShop for computer peripheral equipment and computer supplies. These include GovConnection, Dell, and CDWG. 


If you need further assistance with purchasing, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 270-745-7000, via chat at, or by submitting a request online at


Sustainable Purchasing

In support of the University’s commitment to sustainability, the IT department 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.

For More information Visit the EPEAT website at: 
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 Last Modified 3/19/15