Chicago State University

Choosing A Good Password

A good password should have the following characteristics:

  • It must contain eight characters.
  • It must contain at least one capital letter – ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
  • It must contain at least one lower case letter – abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
  • It must contain at least one number – 0123456789
  • It must contain at least one special character `~!@#$%^&*()-_=+\|[{]};:’”,<.>/?


  • Don’t write your password down and place it where others can see it.
  • Don’t use passwords that are easy to guess: child’s name, birthday, husband’s name, pet’s name.
  • Don’t share your password with anyone.

If you suspect that someone has seen your password or accessed your account, you should change your password immediately. You will be held liable for all activity engaged in regarding your account.