Printing Policy

Section: 
Information Technology Services
Policy Number: 
524
Effective: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Last Revised: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Policy: 

It is the policy of South Puget Sound Community College to limit printing to the minimum necessary to support student learning and the business of the College.

To promote a less paper-centric environment, the College encourages the use of the larger, more efficient shared printers in lieu of expensive desktop printers.  Inkjet printers are not supported at all.  Desktop laserjet printers are supported only in those instances where confidentiality is an issue on shared printers.

Students pay a per-page price in order to print on a limited number of student printers on the Instructional domain.  This fee is collected by the Business Office Central Services and used to support the cost of maintenance, paper and toner on student printers.  Students are provided 25 free pages of printing per quarter.

Faculty do not pay to print to printers on the Administrative domain; however, their printing is tracked via software.  Any faculty printing in excess of 750 pages per quarter will be charged back to the appropriate department by the Business Office.

Administrative printers will be serviced by an external vendor at a per page amount to be paid by the Business Office Central Services department.  Paper, toner, and maintenance are managed out of Central Services. 

Purpose: 

To support the College's printer fleet and to promote a more sustainable level of printing using shared, efficient multi-function devices.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

All Students, Faculty and Staff.