Student IDs identify you, allow you in certain campus buildings and provide you with discounts in assorted shops around Christopher Newport University. When a student loses their ID, they are stripped of all of these benefits and need to buy a new one. The price they must pay to do so is $25.
Rumor is that our University buys 100 blank cards for $5; so why are students charged so much?
A poll of 50 random students was conducted in the David Student Union this past week. The results demonstrated that having such high prices to buy an additional ID card may actually benefit students by encouraging them to not lose them. In the 50-student poll, 32 students had never lost their IDs while 18 students had lost their ID at least once and 10 had done it more than once.
When asked how they felt about the $25 charge for a new card, students wanted to know why they are charged so much
The information desk in the DSU refused to disclose information about the ID prices or the amount that the school pays for blank cards.
According to university faculty and staff, they too must pay for their lost IDs at $25.
Although ID pricing still remains a mystery, students and faculty agree that having such high prices subconsciously urges them not to misplace their IDs.