Number 24-08
Description The university should implement and establish a policy that allows the use of mobile ID's
Authored by Hannah Serenko
Sponsored by Hannah Serenko
Date Submitted Monday, January 29, 2024
Date Considered Thursday, January 1, 1970
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Community Affairs
Result In Research
Whereas the technological advancements in iOS 12+, WatchOS 5, and Android 6.0+ now support the secure storage of campus ID cards within mobile wallets; and
Whereas during the spring semester of 2023, several institutions within the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems successfully implemented the functionality to integrate student ID cards with mobile wallets; and
Whereas the integration of campus ID cards into mobile wallets substantially reduces the reliance on physical cards, thereby mitigating the risk of low-skill skimming attacks through the protection of credentials behind robust biometric security measures; and
Whereas the availability of mobile student IDs would streamline access to campus facilities and resources, offering an enhanced, more convenient experience for students; and
Whereas the adoption of mobile IDs would facilitate seamless access to student dormitories and on-campus dining services; and
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington shall establish and implement a policy that enables the importation and use of student IDs within mobile wallets. This policy will align the University with current technological standards and practices, promoting a more convenient campus environment for all students.
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