Hardware and Software

Personal PC Purchases

For personal purchases for faculty, staff and students, IS&T provides the following links to several vendors who offer discounted pricing.  Although this is a personal purchase, we highly recommend a good maintenance plan be purchased with each order.


HP has teamed up with Cleveland State University to offer you the opportunity to purchase award-winning HP and Compaq consumer products at discounted prices. As an HP Academy customer, you may take advantage of exclusive education discounts and HP Academy-only deals (typically up to 10% below base price). Look for the HP Academy tag () throughout the store to see your member savings.


HP offers you two ways to select and purchase your HP and Compaq consumer products:

1. Online at the HP Academy Store
    a. Go to the address: http://gem.compaq.com/gemstore/home.asp?oi=E9CED
    b. Fill out the sign-in information with your name, email address and a password of your choice

2. By phone
    a. Call 1-800-632-8251 to order by phone (8:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. EST; 7 days a/week)
    b. Identify yourself as a student/parent/educator at Cleveland State University


The HP Academy is currently available to:

  • Current students attending Cleveland State University
  • Parents of current or incoming students, residing in the United States
  • U.S. faculty and staff, including personnel on approved disability, medical, military or personal leaves of absence
  • Alumni of Cleveland State University living in the continental United States

Customer Service

We want your shopping experience to be quick and easy. If you have questions or feedback about the HP Academy, please call 1-800-632-8251. Our contact center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (EST) Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (EST) Saturday and Sunday.

For technical product support please call 1-800-HP-INVENT for HP products and 1-800-OK-COMPAQ for Compaq products.

Once you’ve entered the HP Academy Store through your HP Academy account, don’t forget to sign up for our HP Academy email newsletter to receive updates on new and popular products or special offers.


The Dell University Store which can also be used for Pads and Tablet Purchases is:  www.dell.com/dellu/csuohio


To purchase any Apple product you can do one of two things.

a.   Call the Apple Institutional Procurement department at 1.800.800.2775 and process your order through them.
b.   Log onto the ecommerce site at the Apple Store for education by visiting http://store.apple.com/us_edu_200391

 Note:  You will have to register for an Apple ID to purchase from the educational discount page.