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Student Identification Cards

The University provides identification cards for all students. They are required for checking out books from the library, cashing checks on campus, and may be required for admission to various campus events, certain facilities, and activities. The card displays the student’s name, an identifying color bar for campus affiliation, and photo. Students at the Medical Center are required to wear identification badges while in the Medical Center. The ID card satisfies hospital code and accreditation requirements for hospital identification. ID cards include a magnetic stripe and a bar code, which serve as keys for authorized admission to residence halls, laboratories, Goergen Athletic Facility and other areas secured by access card readers. The ID card is required by students to make purchases from their Dining Plan contracts, vending machines, and campus convenience stores. In addition, the student ID card is the principal means for identification on campus and it is useful for positive identification elsewhere.

Entering first-year students are photographed during Freshman Orientation and keep their cards through their senior year. Transfer students are photographed early in the fall and spring terms. No charge is made for the initial identification card, but there is a fee for replacement of a lost card. Worn or damaged ID cards may be turned in for a free replacement. Upon turning 21, a student may go to an ID Card Office and exchange an “Under 21” ID card, to include an updated photo and a change in the age designation field to “21 or Over.” There is no charge for this service provided they return the “Under 21” card.

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Security Services - Department of Public Safety

Campus Crime Statistics—In October of each year, University Department of Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety, provide to all students and staff the latest security and fire safety annual reports, incorporated in one document called "Think Safe." It contains campus security, fire safety, emergency notifications, and personal safety information.

Topics include crime prevention, Public Safety Services authority, fire and crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and fire safety on campus. "Think Safe" contains crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, and in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus. Fire statistics are included for on-campus student housing areas. Statistics are reported to the U.S. Department of Education (USDoED) and are available on their web site at http://ope.ed.gov/security/ and on the University's site at www.publicsafety.rochester.edu. You can obtain a hard copy of "Think Safe" by contacting University Security Services at (585) 275-3340 or Environmental Health and Safety at (585) 275-3241. University Security services are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week by calling x5-3333 from any campus phone or by dialing x13 for emergencies. In addition, AT&T and Verizon customers may make a free call to our emergency Communications Center by pressing #413 from their cell phone while in the Rochester area. We are in immediate contact with local police, fire departments, and emergency medical resources.

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