The College is dedicated to preparing students to be active, responsible members of a world that is rapidly changing through technology. Access to a well-equipped computer and computer literacy are necessary for course work and research, as well as for using the Internet, the web and e-mail.

The role of technology at Sweet Briar is not only to teach specific software and systems, but also to prepare students to function competently in a complex world of diverse technologies. Toward this goal, the College integrates computers throughout the curriculum. Students become adept at learning technology whenever it is needed.

Windows/Intel Pentium and Macintosh computers are available to students across the campus—in large, ergonomically designed computer labs, the libraries, study rooms, academic buildings, and other locations. Students with their own computers have a direct connection to the Sweet Briar network from their rooms in the residence halls.