By Claudia Lynch,
Benchmarks Online Editor
March 1 is the deadline for
replacement of all UNT ID cards that have Social Security numbers
printed on them. For security reasons, Social Security numbers will no
longer be used for identification purposes at UNT. From now on
EIS-generated random ID numbers (or EMPL IDs) will be used instead.
Notice has already been sent out to all
UNT ID card holders, but reminders will be sent out again in order to
give everyone time to have new ID cards made before the deadline.
in the November 17, 2005 issue of InHouse sums the situation up:
All community members with ID cards that were issued prior to April
2004 must replace their ID cards to maintain access to UNT facilities,
including the libraries, residence halls, health center, computer labs
and recreational center.
ID cards can be replaced at no charge by bringing the current ID card or
a driver's license to ID Systems. Employees at the UNT Dallas campus or
other locations can contact ID Systems to arrange for alternative
methods to replace ID cards.
ID Systems is open from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the
Services Center, room 105.
ID Systems has attempted to e-mail all individuals with cards that need
replacing, but faculty and staff members are asked to help inform
students that they may need a new UNT ID card.
In April 2004, with the implementation of EIS, the university began
using EMPL IDs for all students and employees. This allows UNT to better
protect personal information, since these random ID numbers are used
instead of social security numbers in the information system and on UNT
For more information, contact
Michael McElroy, ID Systems assistant, at (940) 565-3225 or email at
The following sign has been posted in all the General Access Computer
Effective March 1, 2006
In order to access and utilize the UNT General
Access Computer Labs:
You must have the newest UNT ID card.
How do you know if you have the
Your University ID Number must be printed on the front
of your ID card and it should look like the ID below:
ID number should be printed on the bottom right hand
side of the card
What do you do if your ID does not look like this?
Go to the ID Office, ESSC room 105 to get a new card.
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