This page pertains to credit cards accepted by the University. For information concerning University purchasing cards ('procurement cards' or 'p-cards'), please refer to the Office of Purchasing Services.

Credit card information, like all other private information, is sensitive data that should be secured and handled in a way that is consistent with the highest industry standards and regulations. Due to the credit card payments received by Ball State, we are considered a merchant and subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).

The BSU PCI Compliance Committee was created to ensure the University's continued compliance with the appropriate version of the PCI-DSS. The Committee has developed, and will update as necessary, the Credit/Debit Card Handling Procedure to ensure all University credit card acceptance operations remain in compliance with the PCI-DSS.

PCI-DSS compliance is very serious and failure to take appropriate actions or abide by the regulations can have severe and interminable consequences. Due to the importance of compliance, annual training must be undertaken by all areas with exposure to credit cards. Failure to participate in training may result in the removal of all credit card functions in your area.

All University departments and affiliated organizations wishing to accept credit cards as a form of payment must have prior approval by the PCI Compliance Committee. Please see the How to Become an Approved Charging Department page for more information.

BSU PCI Resources

If you have any questions, please contact the PCI Compliance Committee ( The Committee members are:

  • Jeff George – Director of Financial Information Systems and Technology
  • Ben Johnson - Senior Information Systems Analyst
  • Tobey Coffman – Director of Information Security Services
  • Zach Mickler – Director of Accounting
  • Lisa Bevans – Associate Vice President & University Controller
  • Deb Howell - Assistant Director of Information Security Services
  • Chris Moore - Director of Cash & Investments

Click the following link to take training: PCI Training