Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Indiana joins growing preferred name movement

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Indiana University’s Student Association has passed a resolution that will allow students’ preferred names to appear on their IDs rather than their legal names.

Indiana the latest in a series of universities to offer the preferred name option. The policy at IU will display the preferred name on the front of the card, though students’ legal names will still be displayed on the back of the ID card. 

CBORD recognizes customer achievements at User Group Conference

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CBORD has presented its 2014 Excellence Awards to one individual and two organizations at the company’s 35th annual User Group Conference held in Huntington Beach, California.

The award ceremony celebrates operational excellence, leadership and innovation across three categories: One CBORD, Visionary and Above & Beyond. Two of the awards went to the higher ed space, recognizing the efforts of one university card office and one individual. 

Windy city college faces laundry payment predicament

Monday, October 27, 2014

Contract changes and expirations have caused a crunch for University of Chicago students looking to top up their ID cards with laundry funds.

The University removed cash-to-card machines from residence halls at the beginning of this academic year, leaving students with just two locations at which they can reload their ID cards for laundry. Now, rather than having machines located in residence halls, the students must report to two central locations, a campus convenience store and Bartlett Hall, a highly trafficked building that contains a dining hall, and other student resources. 

ITC launches Web Purchase Mobile

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ITC Systems has launched Web Purchase Mobile, a mobile-compatible version of the company’s account management platform that enables students, parents, staff or guests to access and manage their one card account over the web from a mobile device.

Web Purchase Mobile is an extension of ITC’s existing Web Purchase system that will now enable students to access their one card accounts from a PC, tablet or smart phone. The system also allows other authorized users to quickly review one card account balances, as well as enables them to purchase meal plans, event tickets and parking plans using a credit, online debit or PayPal account. 

University of Baltimore credentials get smart

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


New access control system leverages NFC-capable aptiQ readers from Allegion

When it comes to technology, simpler is often better. At least that’s the idea at the University of Baltimore, where faculty, staff and students were carrying a photo ID card and parking card, each adorned with stickers for further use at the campus library and recreation center.

The university’s Bee Card system was fragmented, dated and problematic. The university was facing a challenge that required a smart solution. 

Student proposes ID card stickers with sexual, mental health contacts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new student-led proposal at Columbia University is looking to place stickers on student ID cards that display contact information for sexual and mental health resources.

The student proposal is working with Columbia’s Community Health House, to print some 8,000 stickers that list the contact information for Sexual Violence Response and Counseling and Psychological Services. The stickers are designed to fit on the back of existing Columbia student ID cards. 

ID.me acquires student discount provider Perkla

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ID.me has acquired student discount platform Perkla in an announcement at Fashion Digital NY, a fashion and e-commerce centric event for start-up companies. The acquisition intends to protect retailers from fraud, while helping them reach student shoppers in a more personal and direct manner.

Based in McLean, Virginia, ID.me is a digital verification company that enables members of various groups to digitally verify their identification online. Perkla, meanwhile, is the brainchild of former Columbia Business School classmates Justin Belmont, Josh Kaplan and Marc Lombardo that provides retail discounts to students shopping online.