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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.

Note: IU student and employee UIDs are institutional data elements classified as University-internal by the Committee of Data Stewards. Additionally, student UIDs are protected as a student education record under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more, see Dealing safely with University ID numbers.

If you know your IU Network ID username and passphrase, you can use One.IU (students) or OneStart (employees) to retrieve your UID; if you don't know your Network ID credentials, you can retrieve your UID by contacting the appropriate administrative office. If you are sponsored affiliate (e.g., a contracted employee or consultant), contact the faculty or staff sponsor who submitted your Affiliate request.

Know your Network ID? Students Employees
Yes Use One.IU:

  1. Go online to the University ID page in One.IU.
  2. Click Start (if prompted log in with your Network ID username and passphrase).
  3. Your UID will be listed above "Gender".
Use One.IU:

  1. Go to the Paycheck details page in One.IU (if you're connecting from a mobile device, a mobile version is available).
  2. Click Start (if prompted, log in with your Network ID username and passphrase).
  3. In the Select Paycheck table, click one of the listed paychecks.
  4. In the pay advice that opens, your UID (labeled "Employee ID") will be listed next to your name.

Note: Alternatively, log into OneStart, select the Services tab, and then, on the left, choose Employee Center. Then, click Benefits. Your UID will be listed near the top of the "Benefits Information" area; you should see something similar to:

  Employee ID: 000xxxxxxx
No 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.

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Last modified on 2015-02-02.

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