FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA or the Act ) of 1974 restricts access to and disclosure of information from students' educational records without the written consent of the student, except in certain instances permitted under the Act. "Directory Information " (as defined by FERPA) will be disclosed without prior written consent unless a student notifies the Office of the Registrar to restrict release of that information.

Directory information may be released by the university, when requested, without the student's consent unless a specific written exemption is furnished to the Dean of Student Development and the Registrar by the student. For more information regarding the process to obtain an exemption, a student must contact the Registrar's Office.

Directory information includes:

  • Student's name
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student

Please note that the Registrar's Office does not maintain records of activities and sports.