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The Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the education records of students from kindergarten to graduate school.

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Under FERPA, the following Directory Information may be released without prior consent of the student:

  • Student Legal Name
  • Address (home address on record)
  • Telephone (home phone provided, we do not identify what type it is)
  • Email address (campus email address only)
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Major of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Class level (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
  • Most recent agency or institution attended
  • Participation in official activities or sports teams
  • Height of members of athletic teams

You may wish to limit the Directory Information from your record that can be released.  The Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information (FERPA hold) form will add a privacy shade indicator to your student record.  This shade will alert staff that your Directory Information must be withheld from interested parties.

To release a FERPA hold on your account or to approve the release of specific FERPA-protected information to an outside entity, please complete the Release Student Record Information form.

If you have any questions regarding FERPA protections, please reference the FAQ.