WCSU Faculty Handbook : Health, Safety, and Security

Identification Card–WESTCONNect Card Policy

Identification cards are called WESTCONNect Cards and associated policies and procedures are the responsibility of Facilities and are carried out by the WESTCONNect Office staff.  All identification card records are kept on file within the university computer systems.

The WESTCONNect Card is the official identification card of Western Connecticut State University employees, students and affiliates.  All full-time and part-time employees are required to obtain a WESTCONNect Card and must come to the WESTCONNect Office to have their photo captured and their card printed.  When an employee acquires a WESTCONNectCard, he or she agrees to the terms and conditions of its use.

Please review the WESTCONNect office website for the most current policies, procedures, forms and services available related to the use of your WESTCONNect Card.


WESTCONNECT cards may be obtained from the WESTCONNECT Office located in the lower-level of the Old Main Administration Building. The office offers extended hours at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Please consult the website for exact hours of operation.

In order to obtain an identification card you must:

  1. Contact the Human Resources Department in order to obtain a completed and authorized form to be presented to the WESTCONNect Office
  2. Present the form and a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state identification card) to the WESTCONNect Office
  3. Create a 4-digit door security PIN

Authorization for Personal Use Only

The WestConnect Card will not be loaned or otherwise transferred to another person, doing so is in violation of university policy.  Any attempt to use the card in a fraudulent manner may be subject to disciplinary action.

Property of WCSU

The WESTCONNect card is the property of Western Connecticut State University.  Upon termination of employment, the cardholder agrees to return his or her WESTCONNect Card to the WESTCONNect Office.

Obligation to Report Lost or Stolen Card

The cardholder must report a lost or stolen card to the WESTCONNect Office immediately for security purposes.

Revised 5/04

Revised 07/09

Revised 2/05

 Revised 6/11