New Student IDs Issued at WCC
Students enrolling for the first time at WCC the Winter 2010 Semester are the first to take advantage of a new student ID card making its debut in January.
The new card and procedure to secure it help to ensure greater personal security for individuals studying at WCC as recommended under the federal Red Flags Rule to help fight identity fraud. Current students can get a new card throughout the Winter Semester, and must replace their old IDs before the Spring/Summer 2010 term begins. There is no cost for the first card issued under the new system.
“The new ID card allows the College to enhance the features of our current cards as well as add new ones in the future,” said Linda Blakey, associate vice president of Student Services. “These enhancements are made possible by a new bar code and magnetic strip which soon can be used at the campus copy center or in the library. Services that access a student’s record, such as counseling, also will require it.”
To receive a new ID, students must show government-issued photo documentation to verify their identity. That documentation may be a Michigan or other U.S. driver’s license or ID card, a passport, a U.S. military photo ID, a U.S. permanent residency card, or an enhanced driver’s license from the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The documentation will be scanned and becomes part of a student’s secure College record.
New ID cards are one of several changes for students this winter. Deadlines for registration and related paperwork have also been adjusted to help ease the hectic rush the first weeks of the semester, which begins Jan. 11, 2010.