Getting Your CrimsonCard

Who can get a CrimsonCard?

CrimsonCards are available to all IU students, faculty, and staff. Other options are also available for non-IU personnel who may need access to CrimsonCard features. See below for more details and requirements.

Preferred names and CrimsonCard

Your preferred name will appear on your CrimsonCard. Unless you elect to change it in IU's database, your preferred name automatically matches your primary, or legal, name.

Why this matters

If your preferred name significantly varies from your primary name (e.g. Bob instead of Robert or a name that better represents your identity), you cannot use your CrimsonCard as state voter identification. Remember to take another form of photo ID with you when you vote in Indiana.

See the IU Knowledge Base for more information about preferred names.