Student ID Cards, ID Numbers and Identity Protection
Howard Community College has established processes to enable students to protect identity and confidentiality rights. Students are expected to have their college photo ID cards with them at all times when on campus. If a public safety officer requests that a student to show their ID, they are expected to comply. These cards are required to transact college business, to utilize certain college facilities, such as, but not limited to, the athletic and fitness center and computer labs, and to attend college functions. They are also required to check out materials from the HCC Library.
ID cards are issued to students at the public safety office (RCF-117) after registering for classes. Students must have their card re-validated following registration each term.
To obtain an ID card, you need:
- Proof of HCC enrollment (tuition receipt or class schedule)
- A valid photo ID
All students are responsible for knowing their student ID number, which is required for many transactions. Whenever possible, students are urged to provide their student ID number rather than their social security number (SSN). The college is required to collect and report SSNs to the IRS for students who register for credit classes. Students are also strongly advised to safely maintain all documents that have identifying information on them, especially ID or SSN. Students are also not permitted to share their usernames and passwords to college-assigned accounts to ensure their identities remain both protected and authenticated.