Concordia Theological Seminary

Information Technology

The IT department of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne is dedicated to providing the best information infrastructure possible for students, faculty, staff and guests. If you have needs or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IT Helpdesk.

IT Policies and Procedures:

In accordance with FERPA and PCI-DSS, CTSFW has adopted a set of policies and procedures governing the use of Seminary equipment and resources. This manual can be found here: IT Policies & Procedures

Services:

Email

CTSFW Email is provided through Google’s G Suite for Education. Though you log onto your email through Google, your email extension will be @ctsfw.edu instead of @gmail.com.

New students will be provided with email credentials in communications from the Registrar and IT offices.

New faculty and staff will be provided with credentials from their supervisor.

Please Note: All official Seminary email communication is sent solely to your CTSFW Email address. Make sure to check your email daily!

Wireless network and internet

Wireless access to the network and Internet is provided to all students, faculty, staff and guests. For everybody’s security, we run only secured networks. An access key is required to access any of our networks.

Wireless access now covers all campus buildings.

Students, Faculty and Staff may bring your wireless devices to the Helpdesk, located in the Walther building of the Kroemer Library Complex, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. and 4:00pm to be added to the network.

Event attendees should obtain a guest wireless key from the coordinator of the event you are attending.

Other guests may stop by the Helpdesk, located in the Walther building of the Kroemer Library Complex, or at the library circulation desk, located on the lower level of Kroemer Library, anytime during library operating hours to receive a wireless guest access key.

While we provide wireless coverage, to all parts of campus, some may want to set up their own private networks in their dorm rooms for various reasons. This is allowed with some provisions:

  • The network must be secured.
  • All wireless or wired routers must be brought to IT to verify configuration, as to not interfere with normal Seminary network operations.
  • Any router not cleared by IT will be considered a rogue access point, and is in violation of the Acceptable Usage Policy.

Firewall Access
(Video Streaming, Internet TV and gaming)

All network resources are protected by an enterprise firewall. We recognize the dorms are home to on-campus students while attending CTSFW. We do not intend to interfere with access to entertainment sources such as Internet TV, video streaming, computer games and console gaming. If you find you are unable to access your services, please contact the IT Helpdesk, and set up a time to configure access across the firewall.

Please note there are certain circumstances where we will not be able to grant access across the firewall: We are unable to configure Port Forwarding or Peer-to-Peer connections.