Summary: Division of Administration and Finance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
University Services Communications Coordinator
COUGAR CARD GOES PAPERLESS
Houston, September 9, 2011 The Cougar Card office has joined in on the campus's green
movement. To do their part in creating a more sustainable campus, the Cougar Card has
upgraded its process to eliminate paper waste.
Starting this semester, UH students, faculty and staff get to skip the hassle of filling out the
carbon-copy forms in order to receive their Cougar Card ID. Instead, patrons will go directly to the
service station, give the customer service representative their myUH ID number and a photo ID,
and the representative will then enter the information directly into the computer. The Cougar
Card agreement can be signed electronically on the newly installed digital signature pads.
"Since we touch every member of the university (students, staff and faculty) it is important for us
to set an example everyone can pursue," said Elaine Hampton, Cougar Card supervisor. "Plus it
saves hundreds of dollars when we do not have to get the forms printed or use manpower to scan