Service Summary

ITS supports a variety of public domain and site-licensed software to the Mason Community. Individual departments purchase and administer the distribution of other licenses; see the Software Listing for specific information. The University has a Microsoft Campus Agreement for a suite of software for use by faculty and staff on university-owned or leased equipment. Additionally, faculty, staff, and students have personal-use options under the university Microsoft Campus Agreement.

University-owned software may only be installed on university-owned or leased equipment.

Key Features

  • Assist with software configuration
  • Ensure compliance with applicable policies, regulations, and laws
  • Realize potential cost savings
  • Facilitate and expedite the procurement process with existing vendors

Getting This Service

Distribution of site-licensed software varies according to the application.


Software requests are processed during regular business hours.


All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.

Additional Information

Architecture Standards Review Board (ASRB)

The Architecture Standards Review Board (ASRB) is responsible for reviewing, verifying compliance and providing recommendations with regards to new/upgrade software or hardware procurement projects.

In order to comply with Mason's procurement policy, the ASRB requires the submission of Business Case Project Summary.

The purpose of the Business case project summary is to communicate the business need to ITS. The University and ITS may already have supported software or hardware available that can be used. Additionally, ITS may have existing contacts with various vendors which can expedite the procurement process.

To find information based upon what the University currently supports, please see details in the Software Listing service catalog entry.

For questions, please contact the ASRB via email at