The Federal Trade Commission issued rules, known as Red Flag Regulations, requiring organizations to develop a program to prevent identity theft. The University is subject to these rules and all departments who create and maintain student account information in Banner are required to develop written procedures for the prevention of identity theft.
In May of 2009 the SIU Board of Trustees established the Identity Theft Prevention Policy which appears in the University Guidelines Section 5 Financial and Administrative Affairs under item O. Click here and scroll to Section 5.N. for Identity Theft Prevention Policy.
The Bursar's Office has developed training materials to explain the federal rules and how they apply to the University. This PowerPoint presentation should take 20 to 30 minutes to review. Click here to begin training. Once you have completed the training, please sign and date the acknowledgement form and provide it to your supervisor. Click here to print the acknowledgement form.
Additional information is available at the Federal Trade Commissions' information web page which can be found here.