Student Shield ID Card Instructions
Shield ID Cards are created at the Campus Police Office during business hours (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday). Photos can be sent ahead of time by emailing ShieldID@sbts.edu. Please include in the email your full name, student ID number (six-digit number in acceptance email), whether you are a Boyce or Southern student, and attach a photo that follows the guidelines as outlined on this page. A valid form of ID including the legal name is required when picking up a shield ID. Shield ID cards will not be mailed and must be picked up in person at the Campus Police Office.
Spouses and Dependents are also able to obtain a Shield ID by filling out this form. The form can be submitted either in person at the Campus Police Office or emailed to email@example.com. Please allow 48 hours for processing before visiting the office for your printed Shield ID.
Photo submissions must meet the following criteria to be accepted for official use
- Color photos only
- Must be current (taken within the last 6 months)
- Background must be solid white or off-white with no other objects showing. No textures such as doors or bricks allowed. Please no edited backgrounds.
- Must be framed passport-style: forward-facing, head and top of the shoulders in frame
- Natural or neutral expression/smile
- Face must be centered with eyes and features clearly visible.
- No hats, caps, sunglasses, headphones, scarves, etc.
- Photo must be .jpg (or .jpeg) file format
- 3 MB file size limit
- Photo must include only the person on the ID. No pets, friends, props, etc.
- Do not use any filters to alter the photo
- Must be an original photo (no cropping a photo onto a white background or taking a picture of a photo).
- ID photographs must comply with the standard for decorum and dress.
Acceptable Photo Examples
Online photo submissions are denied most often for the following reasons:
- Photo quality is too low or filed in the wrong format
- Eyes are closed or face is obscured by hat, sunglasses, etc.
- Background is not solid white or off-white in color
- Exposure—photo is too dark or bright
- Proximity—photo was taken too far away, or too close
- A filter or digital effect was applied