Number 99-34
Description non-ss option for id #
Authored by Jeannie Panton
Sponsored by April Anderson
Date Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 1999
Date Considered Tuesday, September 21, 1999
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - The registrar already has an option for students who want to change their ID number, and students don't want the hassle of learning another number (according to a poll conducted by the committee).
Whereas The University of Texas at Arlington currently uses Social Security numbers as a means of student identification on student records and roles; and
Whereas Increasing levels of technology make the acquisition of individual social security numbers threatening to personal information including bank accounts, credit cards, and credit histories; and
Whereas Though the Registrar's Office allows the opportunity for students to change their student identification number from their social security number to a randomly assigned identifier, students most often will not make the number change until their personal information has been targeted; and
Whereas Other Texas state universities and state universities nation-wide recognize the importance of non-social security number identifiers as being instrumental in maintain student security.
Be It Further Resolved That UTA institute a policy of non-social security number identifiers to account for students on all university-related records; and
Be It Further Resolved That This policy be implemented immediately, but may include the phasing out of current students with social security number identifiers through graduation or attrition.
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