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
- 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.