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Release of Student Information

I. Directory Information
Directory Information is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Unless a student requests in writing to the contrary, federal law permits the University to release the following directory information to the public without the student's consent:

  • Name
  • Mailing and permanent address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Class (junior, senior, etc.)
  • Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, etc.)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance and anticipated date of graduation
  • Degrees and awards received (including Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List as well as scholarships)
  • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student

Please note: Students who do not wish their directory information be released outside the University or published in the campus directory must provide written notice to the Office of the Registrar. If a student has a directory restriction placed on their record it is all-inclusive (cannot restrict information just from certain individuals); it applies only to directory information and it must be made by a currently enrolled student. A directory restriction remains in affect until the student requests that it be removed.

II. Non-directory Information:

There are circumstances in which non-directory information may be released and prior consent is not required. These include:

  1. To a school official with an educational interest or a legitimate need to know (School official is defined as an individual or group providing services or carry out responsibilities on behalf of the institution.)
  2. When it is required by law or ordered by a court
  3. For Financial Aid purposes
  4. In a health or safety emergency
  5. To parents (in cases of financial dependency or substance abuse)
  6. Disciplinary (alleged victim of a crime of violence any results, final results if violation determined, and release to parents for underage drinking/substance abuse violation)

Last edited by on October 18, 2010

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