Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Fake IDs

In recent years, Loyola University Chicago has had a growing problem with the use of Fraudulent Identification Cards (Fake IDS) by their under-21 students. 

It is important to know that the possession of a fake ID is considered a Class IV Felony offense in the state of Illinois.  Please note, this refers to possession of a fake ID, not just use or attempted use.  Having a fake ID is enough to be charged with a felony. 

Fake IDs are one of those victimless crimes that many people feel is an infringement upon them.  This is not the case and Fake IDs are taken very seriously by the University and Law Enforcement agencies.  In this world where terrorism is a threat in the back of every person's head, the role of a fraudulent ID has taken on a bigger implication, more than just college aged people wanting access to alcohol.  The growing concern of enemies of America gaining access to country has lead to a tighter crack-down on fake ID use.