Officials: Sharing Rocket IDs prohibited, may lead to disciplinary action

April 9, 2010 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

After an increasing number of incidents, University of Toledo officials are reminding the campus community that Rocket ID cards are not to be shared with anyone.

“We’ve seen a rise in the number of students trying to use the Rocket ID cards of other students for meals and other services on campus,” said Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace, vice president for student affairs. “Regardless of circumstances, the use of any Rocket ID card other than your own is a violation of University policy and the student code of conduct.”

Patten Wallace explained that Rocket ID cards serve as personal identifiers, providing access to residence halls, and pointed out that the terms of use for Rocket ID cards state, “The account is nontransferable, and the holder is responsible for purchases made and debited to the holder’s account.”

“Any individual presenting a Rocket ID card who does not match the picture on the card will have it confiscated on the spot,” Patten Wallace said. She said signs emphasizing the policy will be posted across campus to remind students. She also noted that there will be no tolerance for any threatening behavior exhibited by those who have a card confiscated.

“We’ve had several reports of threatening or harassing behavior toward staff who are implementing University policy,” she said. “For any such behavior, there will be zero tolerance. The safety of our students, staff and the University campus is a top priority. Any student who engages in violent or threatening behavior will face charges under the student code of conduct. If the charges are sustained, the sanctions can range from probation to suspension and may even result in expulsion.”

Students whose Rocket ID cards are confiscated will receive an e-mail to their University account within 24 hours Monday through Friday informing them their card has been found. Students can retrieve their cards at the Rocket ID Center, located in Rocket Hall Room 1610, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the event a card is lost or stolen, students can click here to immediately deactivate the card. UT officials strongly encourage students to also complete a police report through UT Police. Replacement cards are available for a cost of $25 and can be obtained at the Rocket ID Center in Rocket Hall.

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