User Services - (Help Desk) - 517-629-0479 -
The User Services Department provides technical support for all campus users, alumni, and guests:
- New user information
- Password and log in help
- General hardware and software support for college-owned computers
- Basic troubleshooting support for student computers
- Albion 1Card support
- Staff and faculty telephone support
- Online self-help documentation
In addition, after hours student-staffed technology service available in Stockwell Library, Sunday - Thursday, 7pm - Midnight.
Employee Discounts and Purchase Programs
The College is pleased to provide employees with an Employee Discount Program that covers a variety of products and services. These discounts serve as additional benefits to our valued employees. Our Employee Discounts Program focuses on the communities where our employees live, work, and thrive! We strive to develop a program that is a bridge between campus and the larger community; a benefit for both our employees and our local businesses.
Organizations or vendors interested in participating, please contact Human Resources at or (517) 629-0205.
Please direct comments or suggestions about additional discount opportunities to .
Disclaimer: Albion College does not negotiate, guarantee, or endorse discount vendors or discount prices. You should research and compare prices, levels of service, and any licensing or certification requirements before agreeing to any arrangements, contracts, or purchases. Any arrangement, service or product purchased with this discount program is the sole responsibility of the employee. Albion College assumes no obligation for these arrangements and does not endorse any of the organizations or their services, products or programs. All arrangements are strictly between the employee, as a consumer, and the service provider.
Schaefer Dry Cleaning
- Discounts on dry cleaning and laundered garments
- Free pick-up/drop-off delivery on campus every Wednesday
Tomac Woods Golf Course
- Discounts on walking and riding rates
- 25% off greens fees and carts
- Must show College ID
Dell Member Purchase Program: http://www.dell.com/Albion
- Special deals for Albion College employees/students on Dell products, use above link to access savings.
Sprint Works Program
- Albion College Employees Qualify for Savings on New and Existing Sprint Accounts plus a 25% Accessory Discount! Use the Corporate ID: GVSMI_WCA_ZZZ
- New Sprint Customers shop online at sprint.com/save , visit your local Sprint Store ( sprint.com/storelocator) or call 866-639-8354 to find out about Special Promotions.
- Existing Sprint Customers can register your account at sprint.com/verify from your computer or smartphone. Select Current or New Customer. Enter your phone #. There will be an option that says are you an educator or student. Fast track your verification. Select this option and follow the instructions.
Albion College reserves the right to deny or revoke any proposed or previously approved application at any time
Purchasing supports academic and operational excellence by working with on-campus constituents and developing external partnerships in the purchase of materials, supplies and services for the College.
We are located in the Facilities Operations building. Please feel free to contact us at extension 0289 or via email to .
The purchase of computer equipment and computer supplies should be directed to the IT Department.
Several college departments are members of associations that offer discounts with certain vendors. If there is an item that is also sold from a vendor that provides additional savings to the college, Purchasing will contact the department and discuss changing vendors.
A current vendor listing is available in Banner, screen FTMVEND. If you do not find a person or company in this listing please contact Purchasing for assistance. If you know that this is a first time use of a vendor, a W-9 is required before a requisition can be completed. Please ask that W-9’s be sent or faxed directly to Purchasing, fax number is 517/629-0598.
Office Max as the primary vendor for ordering office supplies. Please contact purchasing for access to online ordering.
A purchase requisition is the departmental request to purchase goods and services. Purchase requisitions must be processed on line through ACIS, which is located on the college home page. An approved requisition authorizes Purchasing to buy goods and services against a specific college budget.
Please contact the Purchasing department to request access to ACIS for requisition posting. This requisition module is a product of Banner.
A purchase order is the contract between the college and vendor. Purchasing will process an approved purchase requisition to a purchase order after the necessary approvals. The purchase order will be sent to the vendor unless specified otherwise by the department requestor.
A purchase order is needed when purchasing any goods or services and is the only means for payment to a vendor other than a direct pay. For guidelines for using direct pay is available in the Accounting folder on the college W drive.
There are items that the college stores as surplus inventory. This is generally furniture and office type supplies (trash cans, bulletin boards etc). If you or your department has a need for this type of item, please contact the purchasing office to see if it is available as a surplus item.
Policy: The Purchasing office is responsible for the disposal of surplus, obsolete and worn out equipment. All items acquired by the college, regardless of the department funding source, are generally considered college property and subject to the disposal procedures. Contact Purchasing to request removal of property or equipment.
*Computers and related equipment is the responsibility of IT.
Items that have a redeemable value, but are no longer needed by the college, may be sold. Purchasing will coordinate this activity, including advertising. The sale price will be determined by Purchasing. All sales are final, cash and carry and with no guarantee or warranty. Proceeds for any sale of surplus property will be deposited in a general revenue fund.
The college will have a separate sale for computers that have been deemed obsolete by the IT Department. This sale will also be coordinated by the Purchasing Department. The same conditions apply as in the surplus sale. As approved by the Office of the President, 10% of the available computers for sale will be donated to The Albion Economic Development office and appropriated to a non-profit organization.