Northern Michigan University provides a centrally administered copier service. NMU Printing Services has administrative responsibility for this service. Copiers are placed in strategic locations on campus in order to provide an acceptable level of service at a reasonable cost. Copiers will be placed within individual departments based on specific needs such as volume or geographical location. Departments requesting a copier for reasons other than volume or geographical location will be responsible for any additional cost of providing that service. Departments that wish to purchase a copier must submit such request in writing, with rationale, to the Purchasing Department. If a request is denied, the decision may be appealed. The appeal should be in writing and sent to the vice president for the Finance and Administration Division.