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Technology at SCU

Student Software

Software available to currently enrolled Santa Clara University students.

Microsoft Office 365 Education

Microsoft is providing CURRENT students at eligible institutions Office 365 Education for free.  Included applications are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other tools.  Students must be currently enrolled at Santa Clara University.  Files and data from removed accounts are not recoverable after the account is removed.  Please see our Microsoft 365 page for more information.


SmartPrint is the Santa Clara University branded student print system. All SCU students are free to use SmartPrint, as well as, Staff and Faculty. Guests of the university may also use SmartPrint after they have created a guest printing account.

Sophos Central + Intercept X (University Owned Computers) and Sophos Home (Student / Faculty / Staff Personal Computers) (Anti-Virus)

Our endpoint protection suite (antivirus) is provided by Sophos, a world leader in virus protection software for businesses and educational institutions.  We have purchased licenses to allow all CURRENT faculty, staff and students to protect their campus and home computers.  Contractors and alumni are not included in our license.

Academic Technology manages the Sophos settings on University-owned computers.  If you need Sophos Central + Intercept X installed on your University-owned computer, please contact the Technology Help Desk at x5700.

We recommend Sophos Home to protect your personally owned computer for all students, faculty and staff.  Use your personal email address to download the free edition directly from Sophos.  You have full control of the software and can set up your own scheduled scan once you install Sophos Home.

View the Sophos Home "how to" video: YouTube:


SCU has a site license for student, faculty, and staff access to Qualtrics, a comprehensive online survey tool. To enroll yourself, go to the Qualtrics tile in your MySCU Portal. Follow the prompts to setup up your account. If you already had a free Qualtrics account using your SCU email, say yes to merging the accounts together when prompted during the setup process. Qualtrics quesitons can be directed to


SPSS Statistics is a software package used for statistical analysis.  The license covers CURRENT faculty, staff and students only. 

To access and download the software, you will be required to login with your network ID and password.