U. of Detroit Mercy Implements Campus Security ID Rule

DETROIT — The University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) new policy that requires all students, staff and faculty to wear their university IDs while on campus has been criticized by some members of the campus community.

University officials issued the policy to keep unwanted visitors off school grounds, as the all UDM campuses have experienced an uptick in thefts, The Varsity News reports. The ID requirement serves as a layer of campus security between the gates and the interior of the buildings, where the previously wasn’t a checkpoint, according to UDM officials.

Those opposed to the policy believe that it puts students at risk of identity theft because they are now compelled to display a badge with their full name on campus. Additionally, the opposition maintains that school officials should improve security at the main gates first rather than impose a badging rule.

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety HQ