Services Offered

  • The first point of contact for placing technical requests to IT, including questions.
  • Provides first level support for all areas of service in IT for university students, faculty, and staff.
  • Responds to customer questions regarding application functionality, problems and service requests.
  • Gathers appropriate information regarding all service requests or questions.
  • Ensures that service requests or questions are logged and tracked appropriately.
  • First point of contact for all project requests.
  • Provides services for:
    • Email
    • Consultation
    • Lync/SharePoint/OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)
    • Quotes
    • KSU System Accounts
    • Password Resets
    • MS Office Suite

Services Not Supported

  • Hardware or software support for personal PC’s.

Service Times

Many requests to the IT Help Desk are resolved at the time of the initial call. If a request is not resolved at the time of the initial call, then the target request resolution times are as follows:

  • Email setup: 1 Business Day
  • Quotes: 2 Business Days (pending response from vendor)
  • Lync/SharePoint/OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) (special setup or issues): 2 Business Days
  • MS Office Suite for faculty and staff: 1 Business Day
  • MS Office Suite for students: Student self-serve
  • KSU Email/Banner password reset: 15 minutes, may take up to 45 minutes to migrate throughout the systems
  • KSU system accounts password reset (WIRED, KSU Alert): 1 Business Day
  • WIRED accounts for students are reset by the One Stop Shop: (502) 597-5884, ASB Suite 360
  • Blackboard accounts are reset by the Blackboard Coordinator: (502) 597-7023, ASB Rm. 503

If the issue impacts the strategic priority or business critical function of the University, then the request should be escalated following the service prioritization model and escalation resolution procedure.

Additional Information

Please provide the following information when contacting the IT Help Desk for service:

  • Your first and last name.
  • The best way to reach you and your availability.
  • A detail description of the request.
  • Any supporting documentation of the request (including error messages or screenshots).
  • If you are calling about a previous help desk request, please provide the service ticket number.


Departments will be responsible for purchasing accessories and/or other items that are not covered by warranty or are not part of the KSU hardware or software standard.