Locating and using your PID number


The PID is Ohio University's way of identifying you without needing to use a sensitive piece of information like your Social Security number. PIDs are listed on your Ohio University identification card and as part of other records. Your official 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 (the first part of your OHIO email address) and password. Faculty and staff are permitted to include PIDs in university correspondence, including email, as needed. 

You can obtain your PID by logging into the OHIO Accounts Page. If your log in attempt is unsuccessful, please use one of the alternate methods described below.


Current students

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

Faculty and staff


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

    • Telephone number

    • Photo ID

    • A handwritten and signed note requesting your PID (your photo ID and note can be provided by taking a picture sharing through email or 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

Outcome: You should now be able to access your PID.

Get help from OIT

  • Visit the OHIO Accounts page to create a ticket or to learn more about accounts and passwords.

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