Become an OWLcard Vendor

There are over 50,000 OWLcard holders with access to Diamond Dollars, the university debit program embedded within our university ID, the OWLcard.  Diamond Dollars eliminates the need for our students, staff and administration to carry cash on campus. All students, faculty and staff have access to accounts that are ready to tap into your business. As an OWLcard merchant, your company can take advantage of the program's advertising and marketing initiatives, as well as its convenient and secure procedures that will boost business and introduce your services to the University community.

Diamond Dollars are accepted at merchant locations at most of Temple's campuses.  In addition to retail, restaurants, food and product outlets; copying, laundry, and vending are also included in the program.

Steps to Becoming and OWLcard Merchant

Vendors interested in joining the OWLcard program should contact Scott Brannan in the Diamond Dollars Office (215-204-6360) or scott.brannan@temple.edu.  You will be required to complete and return a Vendor contract, an Electronic Payment Authorization Form, and a W-9.  These forms will indicate your agreed upon commission rate, and payment frequency.  Lastly, you will need to obtain communication hardware that normally includes a dial-up reader and receipt printer.  The reader will require a telephone line and electricity. 

The Fine Print

Businesses that sell take out alcoholic beverages are not permitted under the program.  Alcohol and tobacco products must be sold according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Gambling and any illegal activities are not permitted under the program.  Gift cards and card for cash exchange (i.e. merchants may not accept Diamond Dollars in exchange for cash) are not permitted in the program. Weapons, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, tattoos and tattoo establishments and tanning and tanning locations are not permitted in the program.