Public Safety

Public Safety

Campus ID

York College ID Policy and Procedures

Student Showing ID

All Staff, Faculty, and Current Registered Students Must Possess a Valid York College ID. For your convenience, we have added a York College mobile ID option.

To access the campus premises, all visitors are required to provide a valid photo identification and demonstrate an official purpose for their presence at the college upon registering with Public Safety. It is mandatory for visitors to retain their guest pass, if provided, throughout their visit and to be prepared to present it upon the request of any college official.

YC ID Online Photo Submission

Your new or missing YC ID photo can be submitted online to Public Safety for review and approval.


To get a York College ID, students must be registered for classes and have an official ID like a passport, driver's license, state ID card, or immigration card. New students, have to follow the MY ID instructions to obtain thier network account. You can find these instructions by clicking the link " MY ID" or by visiting our Welcome Center located on the second floor of the Academic Core building, close to the Guy R. Brewer entrance. New students should also receive instructions through email after they've registered for classes. Once you have obtained your network account, please follow the steps below.

  1. Your photo must be taken against a solid color background.
  2. You must be facing straight toward the camera.
  3. The top of your head and sides must be completely visible in the photo.
  4. You cannot wear a hat or dark sunglasses.
  5. No image filters
  6. After cropping, your final photo must be at least 480 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. JPG format only.
  7. Click the tab below to upload your YC ID Photo.
  8. During times of high demand, the preparation of your ID might require 5-10 days. While waiting, you'll be able to access the campus by presenting a Valid Photo ID along with either the Cardinal App or evidence of your course schedule.

To upload your self ID photo and proof of identity, please follow the instructions provided above. If you are a faculty or staff member in need of specialized access, you can request a physical ID card once you have completed the steps for your YC digital ID. Students are not obligated to have a physical ID, but they may request one after completing the steps for the YC digital ID.

If you select the option for a physical student ID card, (Not Required) you will be contacted via email when your ID Card is ready for pickup at the Public Safety office.

To Access your ID pass you may do so in the following ways:

Staff / Faculty

  1. An ID Application form must be accompanied by an HR ID request form.
  2. Take Photograph.
  3. Faculty Electronic Access ID cards will be programmed

Lost ID Card Replacement Procedure

Public Safety Officer by the campus entrance at night


  1. The department will check for returned cards.
  2. Student info verified on CUNYfirst.
  3. Lost ID replacement form completed with approved Public Safety personnel initials.
  4. $10.00 replacement fee paid at Bursar.
  5. * Upon receipt of proof of payment, a replacement ID card will be issued

Faculty/Staff with Access Cards

  1. Lost ID cards must be reported immediately to the Public Safety Department, access will then be revoked.
  2. An ID card will be issued after the lost ID card replacement procedure *(1e) is completed.
  3. Lost card replacement form completed with approved Public Safety personnel initial.
  4. $10.00 replacement fee paid at Bursar.
  5. A replacement card will be issued.