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Oklahoma adds resource numbers to IDs

The University of Oklahoma will begin printing campus and local resource phone numbers on the backs of all new student IDs next semester. The initiative is being led by the university’s student government association and will take effect for all cards printed beginning in 2016.

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North Texas prints resource hotlines on student IDs

Many universities are now using the backs of their student ID cards to provide the campus community with valuable contact information for students or faculty that may find themselves in need of support. Most recently, the University of North Texas has joined this trend by printing resource hotlines on all UNT campus cards after being inspired by a student government member that lost a close friend to suicide.

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Oklahoma bill adds suicide prevention number to student ID cards

The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill that would require colleges and universities in the state to print on either side of its student ID card the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number, the Crisis Text Line, and the number for campus police or security. The measure in Oklahoma mirrors action being taken in other states, with regards to printing student resource numbers on campus cards.

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Flashback Friday: Card backs provide valuable real estate

Let’s face it, there’s not much happening on the back of a student ID card. Mag stripes and barcodes aside, in most cases the reverse side features little more than a paragraph of tiny black-and-white legal jargon and perhaps the odd financial network logos. But in 2016, we looked at what a campus can do with the back of the ID card to turn it into a valuable resource for students.

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On the flipside

When talking about the design of a student ID, rarely is the back of the card discussed. It’s not the most colorful or aesthetically pleasing aspect of an ID, but universities are re-examining uses for this valuable, finite real estate.

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U. of Rochester, Grubhub collaborate to solve challenges

Engaged staff at Rochester are pushing some of the limits of the Grubhub platform, using the system in unique ways beyond just mobile ordering. This healthy partnership between campus and vendor has led to a cooperative pushing of boundaries and valuable problem solving both before and after a global pandemic.

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Dartmouth considers biometric dining solution

One of the most common campus implementations for biometric technology is in the dining hall, where quickly sending large numbers of students through a turnstile is vital. One university that seems particularly eager to deploy biometrics in this manner is Dartmouth University, where campus dining personnel are considering a future rollout.

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