At IU, what is a University ID, and how do I find out what mine is?
To maintain the privacy of Social Security numbers, Indiana University creates a unique 10-digit identifier called the University ID (UID) for each student and employee. Your UID serves as the key to your student and/or employee record, and should be kept confidential. The Office of Admissions issues UIDs to students (normally included in admission letters sent via postal mail); University Human Resources issues UIDs (also know as Employee IDs) to IU employees.
At IU, student and employee UIDs are institutional data elements classified as University-internal. Student UIDs also are protected as student education records under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more, see:
On this page:
Changes to UIDs
Over the weekend of June 26-28, 2015, PeopleSoft records for the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and the Student Information System (SIS) were split into two databases, requiring that new UIDs generated in the SIS (generally students, but not always) now begin with the number two (e.g., 200xxxxxxx). You will keep your UID over time; it will not change, even if, for example, you began with IU as a student but later become an employee.
This change has no impact on previously existing UIDs.
Find your UID
|Know your Network ID?||Students||Employees|
Currently enrolled students or alumni: Contact your campus Office of the Registrar.
IU School of Medicine applicants or newly admitted students: Contact the Office of Medical Student Affairs (317-274-1965).
All other applicants or newly admitted students: Contact your campus Office of Admissions.
Contact your campus human resources office.
Sponsored affiliates (e.g., a contracted employee or consultant): Contact the faculty or staff sponsor who submitted your Affiliate request.
This is document amuh in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-03-02 15:57:34.
- Fill out this form to submit your issue to the UITS Support Center.
- Please note that you must be affiliated with Indiana University to receive support.
- All fields are required.