|Since it's a university, they're likely blocking any/all point-to-point software.|
Universities hate having students suck up all their bandwith up/downloading illegal software/movies/music. Since they university owns the network, they have the right to dictate how it can, and can't be used. Chances are you signed off on an "appropriate use" policy the pertains to all University computing equipment including the network. Chances are that document stated clearly that p-to-p software is against University policy.
I know, I'm a network technician at a University.
Oh and before you ask about circumventing the security put in place, let me tell you right now, it's not worth trying. We monitor for people who try to hack us (both externally and internally) and when we catch them (we always do), they get kicked out (no refunds) and usually handed to the police and charged criminally.
If they're staff, they get fired as well as handed off to the police.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.