Computer Loan Program

In support of staff development, the NC State University Staff Senate provides a Computer Loan Program for qualifying NC State staff members. This program provides computers to employees who may have limited access to develop computer skills and who want to take classes or expand their knowledge in ways that are mutually beneficial to themselves and the university. The Staff Senate Computer Loan Committee manages this initiative.

The computer loan is for one year, but participants can renew if their employment at the university continues and they remain eligible. This program provides Windows or Apple laptop devices to approved applicants.

Participant Eligibility Criteria

  • NC State staff member
  • An annual salary of $45K or less
  • Permanent employee
  • Work at least 35 hours per week

Application Process

To apply for a computer loan, please complete the application form. If you prefer a a paper copy, please email to request one. The Computer Loan Committee will review applications and contact qualifying candidates about computer availability.

Ways to Donate

  • University-owned laptops
    The Staff Senate is currently seeking Windows and Apple laptops. If your department has laptops it plans to surplus, please complete the Staff Senate Computer Transfer Form to donate them to the Staff Senate Computer Loan Program. All computers are wiped clean by a certified technician before redistribution.
  • Personal computers
    MacBooks and Windows laptops are accepted and processed by NC State Advancement Services. You will receive Form BA-151 for your tax-deductible donation.  

All computers should be in good working condition and have a battery that holds a charge. Macbooks should accept the current MacOS or the last two previous versions. Windows laptops need to be Lenovo, Dell, or HP and should have 8GBs of memory, a hard drive of about 128GB of space, and preferably a HDMI video port.

Current Committee Members

  • Pam Van Emden, Chair
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Tricia Cage
  • Jude Desnoyer
  • Beth Milchuck 
  • Brendan Riddle 
  • Kay Sun 
  • Joe Sutton, Staff Senate liaison

Current Program Volunteers

  • Everette Allen
  • Chris Dunham
  • Rhonda Greene
  • James Hewitt
  • Rick Johnson


All computers are university property and must be reported to Campus Police if lost or stolen.

Program Volunteers

The Staff Senate needs IT volunteers to participate with the Computer Loan Committee. If you are interested in helping, please email