Lincoln University Lion Card
L I N C O L N U N I V E R S I T Y
L I O N C A R D
R U L E S A N D R E G U L A T I O N S
ABOUT THE LION CARD
The Lion Card is the official University ID card for students, faculty
and staff. It identifies the cardholder by name, photo and
status. The Lion Card must be carried at all times while on
University property and must be surrendered to any University official
upon request or when the relationship for which the card was issued is
no longer in effect.
The Lion Card is the property of Lincoln University
and is governed by the terms and conditions set forth by the
University. The Lion Card is not transferable and is not
permitted to be used by anyone other than the issued cardholder.
addition to serving as the official University ID card, the Lion Card
can be used by students to access the following services on campus.
Residential Hall Access
Time Clock Access
OBTAINING A LION CARD
Lion Cards are issued by the Lion Card Office located in the Office of
Student Support Services, Lincoln Hall, First Floor.
is no charge for an initial Lion Card for students, faculty and
staff. There is, however, a $10 replacement fee to re-issue a
card that has been lost, stolen, or damaged. The replacement fee
may be paid in cash or charged to your Lion Ca$h account.
Once students are registered for classes for the current academic term,
they can visit the Lion Card Office to have a photo taken and their
first Lion Card issued. A valid photo identification card
(driver’s license, state I.D., school I.D., passport, etc.) must be
presented in order to receive your first Lion Card.
Faculty and Staff:
Once all new hire paperwork has been processed by the Human Resources
Department you will be provided with a Lion Card Authorization
Form. Visit the Lion Card Office to have a photo taken and your
Lion Card issued. The Lion Card Authorization Form and a valid
photo identification card (driver’s license, state I.D., passport,
etc.) must be presented in order to receive a Lion Card.
Faculty and staff who take classes while employed by Lincoln University
will receive their Lion Card with their primary status with the
University designated on the card and not “Student.”
Important to Remember: No person may be in possession of more than one Lion Card.
Contractor and/or Vendor:
Contractors or vendors hired by the University must have a Lion Card
Authorization form completed by the appropriate department
director. They must report to the Captain of Public Safety for
authorization of an I.D. number before proceeding to the Lion Card
Office to have a photo taken and Lion Card issued. A valid photo
identification card (driver’s license, state I.D., or passport) must be
presented along with the Lion Card Authorization Form.
REPORTING LOST OR STOLEN CARDS
Lost or stolen Lion Cards must be reported immediately to the Lion Card
Office or Public Safety and Security. Reports of lost or stolen
cards must be made to the Lion Card Office during normal business hours
or to Public Safety and Security at all other times. Either of
these offices has the ability to immediately deactivate an I.D. card.
Lion Card Office
484-365-7214 ~ 484-365-7229
Lincoln Hall, 1st Floor
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Public Safety & Security
484-365-7211 ~ 484-365-8139
DEACTIVATING LION CARD ACCOUNTS
Once your Lion Card has been reported lost or stolen, your accounts
will be frozen and deactivated until your card is found or
replaced. This will protect all Lion Ca$h funds as well as other
privileges assigned to your card. Additionally, this prevents
fraudulent activity of your accounts in the event your Lion Card is
found by someone other than yourself.
your lost or stolen card is found prior to having a replacement card
printed, you must physically bring the card to the Lion Card Office for
REPLACING LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED CARDS
Lost, stolen or damaged cards may be replaced at the Lion Card Office
during normal business hours. The fee for faculty, staff and/or
students to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged card is
$10.00. The replacement fee may be paid in cash or charged
to your Lion Ca$h account. If a replacement card has been printed
and issued, the initial card will be invalid, even if it is found.
IMPROPER USE OF THE LION CARD
The cardholder shall be subject to disciplinary and/or criminal action for:
- Any use of or attempted use of the Lion Card for purposes other than that intended.
- Any use of or attempted use of the Lion Card by any individual other than the cardholder.
- Permitting your Lion Card to be used by another individual.
- Failure to fully and truthfully report the circumstances pertaining to a lost, stolen or damaged Lion Card.
to appear and truthfully and fully testify at any disciplinary or
criminal proceedings which may result from the report of a lost or
stolen Lion Card.
SAFETY AND SECURITY OF YOUR LION CARD
Your Lion Card includes your photo. To prevent unauthorized use
of the card, cashiers are instructed to verify your picture with each
transaction. To help ensure the safety and security of your Lion
Card accounts, please ask the cashier to verify your photo with each
LION CARD FEATURES
- Meal Plan/Flex Dollars Account
the beginning of each academic year, every undergraduate student who
resides on campus purchases a meal plan, including a preset number of
meals and flex dollars. This information is stored on the Lion
Card, which can be used at the Lincoln Marketplace (Student Dining
Hall); Lincoln’s Row (the Grill); and Sandella’s. Please note
that changes to your meal plan selection must be made in the Office of
Residence Life within two weeks of the official check-in date.
The meal plan expires at the end of the academic year.
Meal plans offered at Lincoln University are as follows:
Meal Plan A ~ 19 meals per week (3 meals per day) with $100 flex dollars each semester.
Meal Plan B ~ 14 meals per week (2 meals per day) with $75 flex dollars each semester.
Meal Plan C ~ 5 meals per week (1 meal per day) with $75 flex dollars each semester.
who reside on campus must choose either Meal Plan A or Meal Plan
B. Commuter students may purchase any meal plan above.
the beginning of each semester, all residential students receive a
laundry allowance in the amount of $65.00 which is deposited directly
to your laundry account on your Lion Card. Remaining funds on the
laundry account at the end of the semester or academic year are not
carried forward. The laundry facilities are located in the
following residence halls: Cresson, Ashmun, Hansberry, Living Learning
Center (North & South), Lucy Laney, McCrary, Frederick Douglas, and
Apartment Style Living (ASL).
The laundry facilities
are set up with card readers only; there are no coin machines.
Your Lion Card activates the washers and dryers using funds from your
laundry account. One wash and dry cycle cost $1.00 each.
When doing laundry, swipe your card only once and select the washer or
dryer number. Wait for the transaction to process then activate
the washer or dryer by selecting the cycle. Do not swipe a second
Students may add funds to their laundry
account by visiting the Cashier’s Office located in the lower level of
Vail Hall during normal business hours (9:00am-3:00pm) or the Office of
Student Support Services.
residence halls on campus are equipped with an electronic access
reader. Students who reside on campus are granted access to their
residential building via their Lion Card and they may gain access 24
hours a day. Students may be asked to present their Lion Card to
the desk representative once inside the lobby.
Staff and student employees must use their Lion Card to clock in and out for work.
Ca$h is a declining balance or stored value account which you can
deposit funds to use at various locations on campus. The Lion
Ca$h account is activated upon your initial deposit and activation of
the account signifies your agreement with the terms and conditions of
the Lion Card. Deposits may be made by cash, money order,
cashier’s check or credit card in the Cashier’s Office during normal
Faculty, staff and students may use
Lion Ca$h to purchase meals from the Faculty/Staff Dining Hall,
Lincoln’s Row, Sedano’s, and the Bookstore. For more information
regarding the Lion Ca$h account please refer to the Lion Card Terms and
Conditions and Card Holder Agreement.
Bookstore Funds Account is a declining balance or stored value account
for students only. Deposits made to the Bookstore Funds Account
can only be used at Follett’s Bookstore. This feature allows
students and/or their parents to deposit discretionary funds to their
son or daughter’s account to be used in the Bookstore only for books
and/or school supplies.
must swipe their Lion Card through the door access reader to enter the
Langston Hughes Memorial Library located on the main campus. You
must also present your Lion Card to utilize the services of the