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This archived information is dated to the 2011-12 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Identification Cards

The ID card serves as an identification card, an electronic key, and a debit card, allowing cardholders to use services for which they have privileges, to enter certain facilities, and to make purchases.

ID cards are available to registered students, faculty, academic staff, and regular staff. Students obtain their ID cards at the Student Services Center, Tresidder Union, 459 Lagunita Drive, 2nd Floor (650) 498-CARD). Faculty and staff obtain ID cards at George Forsythe Hall, 275 Panama Street, Room 190 (650-498-CARD).

Courtesy ID cards are available for spouses and domestic partners of the Stanford professoriate, academic staff, regular staff, and students. These cards may be obtained from the Stanford Card ID Office at Forsythe Hall. The spouse/partner courtesy ID card enables use of some campus services during terms for which the student is registered.

Visiting Scholars who are on campus for a minimum of one quarter and contribute to Stanford's mission by teaching or collaborating on Stanford research also receive ID cards and campus privileges during their stay on campus. These cards may be obtained from the Stanford Card ID Office at Forsythe Hall.

Library access and borrowing privileges are reserved for the Stanford professoriate, academic staff, regular staff, students, and others closely associated with the University with a need for such access.

ID cards bear a photograph of the cardholder. This photograph is maintained in an online database and, as stated in the "Directory Information" section of this bulletin, is available for classroom, student residence, and other use upon specific request and without student consent unless the student has designated that the photograph not be released. Photographs can be designated as private using the Privacy function of Axess.

Misuse of the ID card may result in discipline or administrative action.

For more information, see For the complete policy on Stanford Identification Cards, see the Administrative Guide, 28-4 (pdf).

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