What is required of departments or units on campus that process credit cards?

All units processing electronic payments are responsible for completing specific merchant requirements.  All electronic payment processing units must:

  • Receive approval for processing from the eCommerce Office (eCO) and have a merchant account or approved alternate process.
  • Receive approval from the eCO and ITS before entering into contracts or purchases (equipment and software) related to card processing.
  • Take credit card information on an approved secure web site, or through an approved 3rd party processor, if processing credit card transactions online.
  • Comply with the PCI DSS and validate compliance to that standard.
  • Meet the University requirement for payment card processing.  Please reference the following resources: