FERPA Directory Information

Student record information is confidential and private. In accordance with both federal law and College policy, the College does not release student record information without prior written consent. The one exception to this is that the College will release the following "directory information" items without prior student consent:

  • Name
  • Address (local, home and electronic mail)
  • Telephone number
  • Major
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight/height (athletic teams)
  • Date(s) of attendance
  • Enrollment status (full-time, part-time)
  • Class level (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior)
  • Date of graduation
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Most recent educational institution attended

Any student may request that directory information not be released publicly. Students who do not want their directory information released must complete and sign an Authorization to Withhold Directory Information form. This signed form must be presented or mailed to the Registrar's Office. Processing this form will prevent the Registrar's Office from disclosing any directory information to a third party. This will also prevent the Registrar's Office from releasing the student's name to newspapers where it could have appeared on the graduation or Dean's list. Also, the student's name would not be released to military recruiters or employers who may be requesting graduates' names for job searches.

The College will honor a request to withhold directory information but cannot assume responsibility to contact the student for subsequent permission to release the hold. Regardless of the effect upon the student, the College assumes no liability as a consequence of honoring instructions that directory information be withheld.

The College will honor a request to withhold directory information until a student submits a Request to Release Directory Information form to the Registrar's Office. Processing this form will allow the College to release directory information to the general public.

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