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Security ID Badge Program


Program Overview

Beginning in July of 2007, the Security ID Badge Program was adopted for employees and non-employees in high risk areas.

The Security ID Badge helps to create and promote a safe and secure environment for the University Community by eliminating concerns about unauthorized persons accessing restricted University spaces, increasing accountability of visitors to the University and providing a greater impetus to call attention to suspicious persons.

We are an open metro campus with large public and private communities and assets in our care; thus, people should be readily identifiable. Wearing a Security ID Badge makes it easier to verify a person’s authorization to be in restricted or non-public University spaces.


Who is required to wear a Security ID Badge?

  • Health professionals and others who are legally required to wear ID (i.e. people with access to health information)
  • Persons who enter non public space to provide service (i.e. Facilities Management custodians)
  • Persons working in targeted high-risk areas
  • Employees working in a 24/7 operation

Why is a Security ID Badge Program needed?

  • Personal safety of faculty, staff, students, visitors and research animals
  • Protection of University assets from theft or damage
  • Elimination of threat of loss or compromise to research by unauthorized personnel
  • Protection of the public to potentially hazardous materials
  • To comply with legal restrictions

For more information on the Security ID Badge Program , please click here.


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