C7: Use of Identification Cards

Responsibility for Maintenance: Campus Safety and Security; Student Central

I. Policy Statement

Student ID cards play an important role in maintaining campus security and are used to control access to many facilities and student services. The only acceptable form of identification is the identification card issued by the College. Electronic forms of identification are not acceptable alternatives. Students are expected to use their ID cards for the purposes designated by the College and to refrain from using ID cards for any improper purpose.

II. Reason for Policy

This policy is designed to ensure that student ID cards are used in furtherance of the purposes for which they are issued by the College.

III. Applicability of the Policy

This policy applies to all Onondaga Community College students to whom ID cards are from time to time issued.

IV. Contacts

Subject Office Name Title or Position Telephone Number Email
of ID Cards;
Lost or Stolen ID Cards
Student Central Coordinator of Campus Card Program (315) 498-2853 lazercard@sunyocc.edu
Campus Safety and Security     (315) 498-2478 Campusafetydepartment@sunyocc.edu

V. Procedures

The official Onondaga Community College Student ID card consists of a photo, student number, signature and bar graph. ID cards are required for access to many buildings and services including, meals, academic laboratories, materials check-out from the College library, residence halls and other College related functions.

All students, both full and part time, are required to carry an official Onondaga Community College Student Identification Card with them at all times while on campus. Students may be asked to show their ID cards by any campus official at any time, and a student may be required to leave the campus if he/she does not produce his/her ID card upon request and may be referred for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

Students are strictly prohibited from (a) permitting other parties to use their ID cards for any reason, including without limitation access to services or facilities, or (b) altering or defacing their ID cards for any purposes.

The loss or theft of a student ID card should be reported immediately to Campus Safety & Security or the Lazer Card desk at Student Central.

Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006