The Tiger1Card is the official Texas Southern University (TSU) identification card for all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. The card is required identification for all active members of the TSU community. The card comes with multi-functionalities and serves as a meal plan card; debit card for meals, copier, and bookstore purchases; access card to buildings and parking gates, and other campus card services.
All students are required to be registered and enrolled in classes before a Tiger 1 Card is issued. New faculty and staff must be assigned a University identification T-Number and present a copy of their Personnel Action Form before issuing the card. State photo identification is required. Newly hired ePAF must be completed in the Banner system before data will be available in the card system.
To create your new Tiger1Card online, without the need of coming into the Tiger1Card Office to take your photo, you can submit your photo using “Tiger1Card Online Photo Portal.”
Please follow the next steps:
- Click the below link to start your request for a new Tiger 1 Card.
- Tiger 1 Card Online Photo Submission Portal
- Log in to the portal by using your T-Number and register to link your T-Number with your Tiger1Card account
- After logging in, go to the profile on the top navigation.
- Check the photo requirements on the left, and then upload your preferred photo.
- Once the image is uploaded successfully, your image will be saved automatically.
Once the Tiger1Card Office receives your request and approves it, you will receive a confirmation email saying, “Your photo was approved, and your new Tiger 1 Card is ready to pick up.”
To pick up the new card, you must visit the Tiger 1 Card office, Room #229, Sterling Student Center.
The Office hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Note that Incoming and transfer students will receive instructions via email regarding the pick-up location for the Tiger1Card.
Faculty, Staff, and Students have the option to deposit funds directly into the Tiger Bucks (flex) account. This account is automatically set up when your Tiger 1 Card is issued. You have the option to deposit funds into this account at anytime. It is a convenient way for students, faculty, and staff to pay for purchases at various venues on campus. Depositing funds into your Tiger Bucks account indicates full agreement with the Tiger 1 Card’s Terms and Conditions.
A TigerBucks stored value account is automatically assigned with zero dollars to all cardholders when the Tiger 1 Card is issued. A deposit for any amount is required to activate the debit card functionalities of the card. Cash is accepted at the PHiL Stations located on the first floor of the Sterling Student Center and currently on the first floor of the RJT Library. Credit and debit card is accepted online via the TSU Tiger1Card eAccounts portal: https://tiger1card-sp.transactcampus.com/eAccounts/ There are no dollar restrictions for those that choose to make a deposit at the Phil Station or via eAccounts.
Faculty, Staff and Students can get online to deposit money into their TigerBucks account via the
Tiger1Card eAccounts portal. The Blackboard Transact eAccounts portal lets you manage your campus card account. With its online account management, you can add TigerBucks to your account, view your account activity, and manage your card. You can even check your Dining Points or Declining Balance information.
Your lost or stolen card should be reported immediately to TSUPD, filling out an official police report at the General Service Building (GSB) located at 3443 Blodgett, or call (713) 313-7029. The office hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
There is a $25 replacement fee for all lost or stolen cards. Before obtaining a new Tiger1Card, you will need to pay 25 dollars at the E.O. Bell Building (student accounting) for a replacement card. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, VISA/MC, AMEX, and Discover. Postdated checks are not accepted.
Upon payment, please email Tiger1Card office @email@example.com to set up an appointment to retrieve a replacement card. You MUST bring a valid government-issued identification (driver’s license/passport) in addition to your receipt from accounting (Bell Building) to the Tiger1Card office when picking up a replacement Tiger1Card. The Tiger1Card office is conveniently located in the Ernest Sterling Student Center, Second Floor- Room 229.
Other acceptable forms of identification include a Non-driver ID Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. Green Card, Passport book, or U.S. Military ID Card.
If the original card is found after being issued a new card, the original should be destroyed, as it will not function. The Tiger 1 Card Office and Texas Southern University are not responsible for any charges made on a lost or stolen card. Please read the terms and conditions when it comes to your responsibility for reporting lost or stolen cards.