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Chicago university mandates new IDs

by Admin 2. October 2012 13:35

All members of a Chicago school's community are mandated to acquire new identification cards, according to a published report.

Students, staff and faculty members at Roosevelt University must go to the Office of the Registrar so they may get the cards that will allow access to two buildings, the Wabash and the Auditorium, The Roosevelt Torch reports.

University registrar Sheila Coffin told the news source that the effort is being spearheaded by the office of Campus Safety and Transportation.

"The need for controlled access to the Wabash Building student residences and controlled access to the new Pharmacy College facilities in Schaumburg led to the adoption of the new smart ID cards," the university registrar told the news source.

Students may hold on to their old identification cards but those are not equipped with technology that permits access to the buildings.

The new cards must be acquired by November 1, but that deadline is hinging on other factors, the registrar said.

"Students, faculty and staff without the new ID cards after Nov. 1 will only be able to access the building by checking in with the security personnel," she told the news source. "The ... deadline is somewhat tentative depending on the installation schedule of the turnstiles in the Michigan Avenue lobby."

Policy at the school requires students to carry an identification card during their entire stay at the school.

The cards should not be defaced, exposed to magnetic fields or used by anyone other than the bearer.

"The ID card is the property of Roosevelt University and must be presented upon the request of an appropriate university official and may be revoked at any time by the university," the registrar told the news source.

Roosevelt University offers 126 degree programs, according to the school's website.

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