Yes they are the same; however access is not automatically granted. There is a separate process to obtain access. In order to request access, please complete the Electronic Access Card Application and Access Control form which is campus specific. The forms are located below. These forms can also be found on our web page by clicking on the’ Forms’ link to the left. Once your application is approved, your employee ID will be programmed with the access for which you are approved. Security Management will send an email notification once access has been activated.