Identity Management Services
Identity Management Services (IMS) manages the lifecycle of Virginia Tech’s digital identities.
A digital identity includes an individual’s:
- Demographic information (Ex: Name, Address, Phone Number, Date of Birth)
- Numerical identifiers (Ex: UID, pidm, VT ID number)
- Credentials (Ex: PID, Oracle ID, Hokies ID)
Identities are created in Virginia Tech’s electronic system based on an individual’s first interaction with VT.
Identity Management Services (IMS) safeguards Virginia Tech by providing controlled access to the university's information technology resources. IMS offers policies, procedures, and support that allow secure access to information resources, sustain administrative operations, and complement the university's teaching, learning, research, and outreach missions.
The IMS website contains the guidance, policy information, and forms you will need to address your access or data management needs. Dedicated IMS personnel are ready to help you with any questions you may have.