Black Hills State University strives to provide a secure and easy to use working environment for students, faculty and staff. The Academic Network consists of computer labs, classrooms, research facilities, training labs, and other areas where students and computing technology come together.
Over 400 computers and devices are maintained on the academic network in the following buildings; Jonas, Young Center, Meier, Woodburn, Wenona Cook, David B. Miller Student Union, E.Y. Berry Library, and Rapid City area. NCS maintains the student network, including all applications and client side support to examine, review and to allow an abundance of information to BHSU students.
Network accounts are created for users when they become employed by Black Hills State University. All users must read and agree to abide by the South Dakota Board of Regents Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy.This policy is available from the BHSU Personnel Office, located in Woodburn, also in PDF format below.
After users have read and agree to the SDBOR Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy, they are required to fill out a Network Access Application Form. Please fill in all respectable fields as they apply to you. Incomplete forms will be denied. A supervisor or Dean must sign the network access application form in order for an account to be created. Please allow up to three days for account creation. Please direct all questions concerning account application and creation to 642.6580.
This form can be printed out and returned to Network & Computer Services, located in the basement of the Library, L006, faxed to 605.642.6660, or via campus mail Unit 9665.
Network Access Application Form
If you're on campus, ResNet (Residential Computing Services) is a residence-wide computer network that provides access to university resources and the Internet throughout the residence halls. While on the BHSU campus, ResNet will connect you to the network. Learn More About ResNet
Virtual Private Network Access (VPN)
Black Hills State offers VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to those users who have a state issued laptop. A VPN connects two computers through an underlying local or wide-area network while keep the data private. A laptop that is issued to you by your department is an example of a state issued laptop.Learn More about Virtual Private Network or fill out the Application for VPN Access.
Faculty and Staff Computing
Network & Computer Services (NCS) strives to provide a secure working environment for faculty and staff, while trying to provide a network that is easy to use. NCS maintains the faculty-staff network, including all applications and client-side support. Many security policies are in-place that are intended to make your experience both productive and enjoyable.
Faculty and Staff computers are protected from use by unauthorized users, such as students. For this reason, if a student employee needs access to your computer, or a work-study computer, they must obtain permission from NCS. Account modifications must be made in order to facilitate this arrangement.
BHSU is adding new IP Phones to several areas of campus. In the future, we will be adding additional information about this service to this page Learn More About IP Phones
Black Hills State University provides wireless Internet to Residents, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Guests on campus. Learn More About Wireless Coverage
Black Hills State offers VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to those users who have a state issued laptop. A VPN connects two computers through an underlying local or wide-area network while keep the data private. A laptop that is issued to you by your department is an example of a state issued laptop. Learn More About Remote Access
Black Hills State University strives to provide students with convenient, time saving services that are easy to use and readily accessible. By offering Mobile Printing services, users can print from any computer to printers across campus. Learn More About Mobile Printing