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University Policy 3.17
Accepting Credit Cards to Conduct University Business

For all units that accept credit cards as a method of payment for goods or services in relation to university business/operations, Cornell University requires compliance with Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) protocols, and with the procedures outlined in this document. Units wishing to accept credit cards for payment must be pre-approved by the Office of Cash Management (Ithaca campus units) or the Finance Office (Weill Cornell Medicine units).

Policy details


Your local college or unit administrative office.

Violations of Finance Policy

Violation of a financial policy should be reported to your supervisor, your human resource representative, unit manager and/or the office responsible for the policy. Where these resources are inadequate, you may choose to make an anonymous report through the Cornell University Hotline.