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Mandatory ID Policy

For the security and safety of our community, the College requires all faculty, staff and students to wear a visible Holy Cross-issued identification card (“ID”). All faculty, staff, and students are required to wear their ID so that it is easily visible at all times when on campus, unless doing so presents a safety or operational risk.

Mandatory Identification Card Policy

Policy Statement

For the security and safety of our community, the College requires all faculty, staff and students to wear a visible Holy Cross-issued identification card (“ID”). All faculty, staff, and students are required to wear their ID so that it is easily visible at all times when on campus, unless doing so presents a safety or operational risk.

Lanyards and Other Means of ID Display: The ID must be worn so that it is easily visible:

  • Outside the outermost clothing;
  • On a breakaway-style lanyard; or
  • Displayed at chest level, or above

The College will issue one Holy Cross breakaway lanyard to each employee and student to display their ID. Lanyards are available at Dinand Library, the Hogan Post Office, and Public Safety (located at 3 City View St.). Employees may use their own lanyards, but they must be breakaway-style lanyards. Department Heads may make a request to Human Resources for an exception to the above requirements for safety-related reasons, but there are no exceptions to the requirement to display the ID badge so that it is easily visible at all times.

If you have lost or misplaced your ID, replacements are available from the Department of Public Safety. Fill out the on-line request form at the DPS ID Card page. Public Safety will notify you by email when your ID is ready for pick up.

Responsibility of Supervisors

All supervisors have a responsibility to ensure that their employees, including student employees, obtain and visibly display their identification while on campus. Employees who fail to observe the identification requirement may be subject to disciplinary action.

Students

Students who fail to comply with this policy may be denied access and may be subject to disciplinary action, including forfeiture of their access rights to campus in general and additional sanctions ranging from removal from campus housing up to possible dismissal from the College.

Effective Date and Amendment

This Policy is effective immediately and the College reserves the sole right to apply and interpret this Policy, and to change, delete, suspend or discontinue this Policy, in whole or in part, at any time.