Red Flags Rule


Mandated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Red Flags Rule requires the University of St. Thomas to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program that is designed to detect warning signs (“red flags”) of identity theft during the course of regular operations for covered accounts. The program should result in increased detection and prevention of fraudulent activity, as well as help mitigate the consequences of such activity.

View the official St. Thomas Identity Theft Prevention Program

View the Red Flags Rule Powerpoint Training.

Program Administration and Implementation

Administration of the Identity Theft Prevention Program at the University of St. Thomas is the responsibility of the Red Flags Committee, as appointed by the Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. The committee will conduct a periodic review of the program and update it as necessary. The current Program Administrator and point of contact for issues related to the Red Flags Rule is Stephanie Carlson, Director of the Business Office.

It is the expectation of the Committee that all University departments will review the materials provided on this website and update their respective policies and procedures as appropriate. Information on the Red Flags Rule and the written Identity Theft Prevention Program will be disseminated by means of the Newsroom announcements, new employee orientation, and this website.