An ISU Card (or ISU ID) is your student/faculty/staff identification (ID) card. The ISU Card carries your university ID number and photo. Your university ID number is not the same as your social security number, though it is unique to you and serves as the number that identifies you as a student, faculty, or staff member. 

It's more than a student ID

The ISU Card verifies your status as an ISU student, faculty or staff member and provides access to university services and facilities, such as AccessPlus and the State Gym/Lied Recreation Athletic Facilities.


The ISU Card is your building access card, which permits entry through the campus gates, campus buildings, and residence halls. For questions, contact Building Access Services at (515) 294-8640 or visit their website.

The ISU Card is your passport to ISU Library services.

You have enough to worry about in college without having to stress out about your finances. U.S. Bank makes it simple. Open an optional U.S. Bank checking account with great student benefits and turn your ISUCard into your Campus ID and ATM/Debit Card -- all in one. We've made it easy for you to manage your money with a great checking account for students. Learn more about U.S. Bank!

U.S. Bank and Iowa State University Agreement

U.S. Bank ATM Campus Location Map

The security of your ISU Card is important. You should report the loss of your ISU Card immediately in AccessPlus under ISU ID's.  Once you report your card as lost or stolen it will never be an active card again.  You will be required to purchase a replacement to have a functioning card. The ISU Card Office deactivates lost or stolen cards when a new card is purchased. Unauthorized use of your ISU Card could result in some liability. There is a $25 fee to replace your ISU Card.

Anatomy of the ISU Card

  • Front ISU Card


    University Code: '600957'
    University ID Number: '123456789'
    Security Code: '12'

  • Back ISU Card


    Banking services provided by U.S.Bank.


Contact the ISU Card Office by email or phone, 515-294-2727