Campus Initiatives

What are Campus Initiatives?

Campus Initiatives are programs and services that have been or are being implemented across campus to improve NSU. On this page you will find sections on the topics below. You may click on any topic to jump to that section.

Battery Recycling Program

NSU ITS is pleased to provide Battery Recycling. The university community can recycle small sized batteries by dropping them off in the recycle bin provided.

These bins are located at the IT Service Desk on the first floor of the Webb Building, on the Tahlequah campus, the IT Client Services office located in the Business and Technology Building, Room 230, on the Broken Arrow campus, or the IT Client Services office in the Administration Building, Room 150, on the Muskogee campus.

ITS will take these batteries to an appropriate recycling company such as Lowe’s or Interstate Batteries to be recycled.

Lowe's logo Interstate Batteries logo

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Printer Supplies Recycling Program

NSU ITS is pleased to provide information on recycling printer supplies. NSU ITS is responsible for recycling Canon toner for the University. When your Canon Copier is running low on toner, a ticket should be placed through the IT Service Desk. A technician will then visit your office and replace the toner. The technician will bring the used toner back to the IT Service Desk to be recycled.

Individuals can recycle Dell, HP, or other brands of cartridges and toners at their discretion. Dell and HP provide free printable shipping labels. Dell will accept any brand of ink cartridge and toner, while HP only accepts their brand. You may ship one box at a time or schedule pallet pickup. For departmental recycling, you will need to supply the boxes to be shipped (we recommend saving paper boxes or boxes from receiving orders). For individual recycling, you may drop off your supplies to the IT Service Desk on the Tahlequah campus or the Client Services Office on Broken Arrow and Muskogee campuses. We will then recycle your printing supplies for you.

Click the images below for further shipping instructions and to print free shipping labels. NSU Shipping and Receiving can assist with shipping Fedex and UPS boxes. NSU Mail Services (campus mail) can assist with shipping USPS boxes and packaging supplies will be billed back to the departments or individuals if not prepackaged already.

Dell logo hp logo  

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Green Computing

What Information Technology Services is doing to go green:

Information Technology Services (ITS) purchases equipment from environmentally committed companies, participates in Dell’s Recycling and Asset Recovery Services, implemented the print management system, updates processes to go paperless where possible, participates in campus recycling when paper is still needed, and has implemented a computer energy management plan that falls in-line with NSU's second strategic goal of building sustainable communities.

Dell - Corporate Social Responsibility

Apple - Environment

Going Green with Energy Management

The Energy Management plan is designed to enhance NSU's sustainability by lessening our carbon footprint. The Energy Management power saving modes are explained below.


Each weeknight at midnight, all computers that are still powered on, will enter a hibernation mode. All open programs and documents will be suspended and saved to the hard drive. Computers in hibernation mode will continue in hibernation mode until they are powered on by pressing the PC power button.


Midnight on Friday night, all computers that are still on, will begin to shut down. This is different from hibernation in that all open programs will be closed and any unsaved work will be lost.


For those late night workers, there is the option of not hibernating or shutting down. If you happen to be working on your computer at midnight, a pop-up window will give you three choices which are "OK," "Snooze," and "Cancel." Click "OK" to proceed with hibernation or shutdown, click "Snooze" to delay for 15 minutes and then the pop-up will repeat, clicking "Cancel" will allow the computer to remain fully function and no action will occur that night.

To learn more see the Energy Management FAQs sheet.

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Office 365

Information Technology Services is pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Office 365 to the NSU community.

Office 365 application availability and features vary by platform and device. Get the Office 365 experience on up to five devices. Students, faculty, and staff will be able to sign in to Office 365 from any of their devices, and their documents and custom settings will appear, allowing them to quickly pick up right where they left off.

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