Number 98-33
Description Assign PIN codes to each student
Authored by TJ Barber
Sponsored by Jeannie Panton
Date Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 1998
Date Considered Tuesday, March 10, 1998
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Rules and Appropriations
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - This would not provide safer online elections, according to the 3-member committee.
Whereas UTA assigns PIN codes to students based on their day and year of birth; and
Whereas With this system it is possible for someone who knows the individual's birthday and SSN to falsify certain records within the SAM telephone system; and
Whereas Organizations collect SSN's for reporting both to the university and national/international headquarters; and
Whereas It would be possible for someone to cast votes for individuals without their knowledge or consent when the UTA Student Congress moves to an electronic/computerized election system; and
Whereas The use of randomized PIN codes not based on the students' day and year of birth would make it possible for the UTA Student Congress to modernize and offer electronic/computerized elections; and
Whereas It would be possible to assign random PIN codes to each student registering for the fall of 1998 semester and therefore allow Student Congress to offer said electronic/computerized elections.
Be It Further Resolved That UTA assign random PIN codes not based on day and year of birth to each student registering at UTA starting with the fall 1998 semester; and
Be It Further Resolved That This resolution take effect prior to the June registration for fall 1998 classes.