PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Students Use Fake IDs To Exploit Free Food From Dining Commons

Fake IDs have become a major problem at Penn State, but surprisingly, the issue has nothing to do with underage drinking.

Students at University Park are using fabricated licenses and Penn State identification cards that claim they are five years old, allowing them to eat at any dining commons for free.

According to Penn State spokesperson Lisa Powers, the policy of allowing children under six to eat for free has cost the university hundreds of thousands of dollars so far this academic year. All dining commons locations have seen a 690% increase in patrons under the age of six this semester alone.

“It is clear that the university must invest in training Campus Dining employees to recognize fake IDs or consider charging all age groups the same rate,” Powers said at a press conference last week.

She failed to comment on how this might affect Penn State’s ability to recruit child prodigies in the future.

We found two students who were willing to share the fake IDs they use to get into the dining commons for free. Here’s what they look like:

That’s a big yikes for the Penn State Dining Commons.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Anthony Fiset

Anthony is a senior *gasp* majoring in Economics and a lifetime Costco Executive Member. If you are an employer, please hire him. Otherwise, direct all complaints to [email protected]


Get notified about breaking news
Loading notification service...
Other posts by Anthony

No. 9 Penn State Hockey Survives Late Surge In 3-2 Win Over Wisconsin

The Nittany Lions escape Madison with a series split and will return to Hockey Valley tied for first place in the Big Ten.

Worst Wind Tunnels On Campus

Parking On Pattee Mall In 1940: The Ultimate Flex

Best Places At Penn State To Avoid Couples On Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Penn State.

Real-Life Examples, Meditation Make For Unique Learning Environment in HDFS 129

From leading meditations before lectures to passing microphones around the classroom, HDFS professor Molly Countermine finds ways to make her often large classes personal, fun, and engaging.

Send this to a friend