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Getting a New Redhawks ID

Come see us at the ID Services Desk (located on the second floor of the University Center) with the following items:

To ensure campus safety, all individuals requesting any form of Redhawks ID are required to submit documentation.

For Students, you must present a couple of the following forms of identification prior to receiving your Redhawks ID:

  • University ID number (S0-7 digits), as listed on your University Portal, or admitted student documents. 
  • Valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, passport, state ID, etc.). Paper copies are not accepted.

Note: in order to obtain a Redhawks ID card, you must be enrolled in at least one credit hour or be participating in a New Student Programs Transfer Orientation or First Step Orientation.

Your photo will be taken and the ID will be issued in a matter of minutes!
If you are a new student or have never had a Redhawks Card, visit your campus’ main office for assistance in obtaining your first Redhawks ID!
  • Please bring the following documentation with you: (1) University ID number (S0-7 digits), as listed on your University Portal, or admitted student documents, and (2) a valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, passport, state ID, etc). Paper copies are not accepted.
  • Your picture will be taken and emailed to ID Services at the main campus.
  • Once the picture is received and the Redhawks ID is generated, it will be returned to your campus’ main office via campus mail for distribution.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days between having your picture taken and returning to pick up your new Redhawks ID.
  • If you have previously received a Redhawks ID and need a replacement due to damage, loss, name change, etc. please refer to the process above. Your campus’ main office will coordinate the process for a replacement Redhawks ID.
There are three methods that a dual-enrolled high school or web-only student can follow in order to obtain an official Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks ID. 

1. Submitting information online

Click Here to submit a Redhawks ID or Nursing Badge Request Online

2. Submitting Information by Email for a Redhawks ID 

  • Take and save pictures of all individual(s)/student(s) needing a Redhawks ID.
  • NOTE: Photo files should be submitted in the .jpg format. Please use the student's ID number or last name as the filed name if submitting multiple requests in the same email.
  • Student(s) should be posed in front of a solid wall or background (a light to medium blue or white preferred).
  • Student(s) should hold in front on them a sheet of paper at chest level with the following information printed clearly on it: 

    • Last Name
    • University ID # (S0-7 digits) 
  • If you are only submitting one individual for an ID, you do not have to hold the sign and can instead put the information in the body of the email submission. 
  • Student(s) head and face should not be obscured by hats, scarves, glasses, etc. except if item(s) are worn for medical or religious purposes. 
  • A photo log should either be attached, along with the photo files, or the following information should appear in the body of the email request: 
  • Last Name of individual/student, University ID # (S0-7 digits), corresponding photo file name/# 
  • Repeat until all individuals are listed. This information will be used to cross reference by ID Services personnel when we make the Redhawks IDs. Please be sure to include a complete mailing address where the completed Redhawks ID(s), etc. should be mailed to and a contact name and number for the individual or school contact seeking the Redhawks ID(s) so that we may contact with any questions.
  • Warning: You may need to break up your request into more than one email. File size restricts what can be successfully submitted in each email. We recommend batches of 10-12 photos per email.
  • Email request should be sent to

3. Class Trip to the Main Campus

If you are planning a trip to the Cape Girardeau campus with your class, we would be happy to schedule a time for you to visit our Redhawks ID Services staff so that we could make the Redhawks ID(s) in person. We are located on the 3nd Floor of the University Center inside the Center for Student Involvement (CSI), room 206. Please see below for contact information to schedule a visit.

4. Individual Student Visit to Main Campus

If a student(s) would like to come in person, we would need him/her/them to present a letter outlining the following information for us to issue a Redhawks ID:

  • Your Southeast Dual Enrollment letter or 
  • A letter from the high School or campus/center of current enrollment 
  • Official school contact name and number 
  • The first, middle initial and last name of the student requesting the ID card and their University ID # (S0-7 digits).

University Faculty and Staff will be supplied with an identification card upon employment with the University. There is no charge for the initial ID card. If you are a new employee and have completed your paperwork with Human Resources office, you will need bring the following documentation and proof of identity with you to ID Services, located on the 2nd floor of the University Center inside the Center for Student Involvement, room 206).

  • HR Employment Memo For ID Card or University issued employment contract showing your University ID number (S0-7 digits).
  • Valid U.S. government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, passport, state ID, etc.). Paper copies are not accepted.

ID Services has several standard badge on file that your department may choose from to identify your staff on campus. Additionally we have worked with some departments to create badges specific to their needs, including Nursing. The standard charge for department badges is $10.00/badge and Nursing are $5.00/badge.

If your office requests to implement badges for personnel or students for field experiences, internships, etc., your department will need to supply a memo authorizing the creation of the badge, supply the information for the authorized person(s) receiving the badge(s) each semester, and if applicable an index to bill the badge(s) too.

Redhawks ID Services reserves the right to deny the creation of badges based on the intended use or limitations of our existing systems.

To create a department badge, please contact Gretchen Grojean,, (573) 651-2280 to discuss your timeline and specific needs.


University Center Room 204

One University Plaza, MS1200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701