Ohio University

What's my PID?

The PID is Ohio University's way of identifying you without needing to use a sensitive piece of information like your Social Security number. Your PID does not necessarily give anyone access to your personal OHIO information. Services that involve your personal records should always require positive physical identification and, for online services, your OHIO ID and password. Faculty and staff are permitted to include PIDs in university correspondence, including email, as needed.

Forgot your PID?

Alumni

Alumni should contact the IT Service Desk to obtain their PID. Please be prepared to provide the following as proof of your identity:

  • Photo ID
  • Telephone number
  • Handwritten/signed note requesting your PID

Your photo ID and note can be provided by taking a picture and emailing it, or via fax.

Applicants and recently admitted students

An applicant or recently admitted student can obtain their PID by contacting the appropriate office below:

  • Athens Campus and eLearning undergraduate students: Undergraduate Admissions 740.593.4100
  • Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center students: Student Services 740.654.6711
  • Southern Campus and Proctorville Center students: Student Services 740.533.4600
  • Eastern Campus students: Student Services 740.695.1720
  • Chillicothe Campus students: Student Services 740.774.7200
  • Zanesville Campus students: Student Services 740.453.0762
  • Graduate students: Graduate College 740.593.2800
  • Medical students: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 740.593.2500

Current students

As a current student, you can obtain your PID using the following methods:

  • Check your Ohio University ID Card. Your PID is printed on the front.
    • If my PID is printed on the OHIO ID card, can't someone gain access to my personal information?
      Your PID does not necessarily give anyone access to your personal OHIO information. Services that pertain to your personal records should always require positive physical identification or, if you are using an electronic service, the use of your OHIO ID and password. Be sure, however, to safeguard your card and your password to prevent unauthorized use.
  • Visit the Bobcat Depot or the ID card office for your campus.
  • Contact the Office of the University Registrar at 740.593.4191.

Faculty/Staff

Employees who do know know their PIDs can bring a valid photo ID to any ID card office location, or they can contact University Human Resources.