11. Release of Student Information and Access to Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information other than “directory information” from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
“Directory information,” which may be disclosed without consent, includes: Student’s name, local and permanent addresses, email address, telephone number, college, major, classification, current enrollment status, participation in recognized student activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and date of receipt, posting of individual student grades and interim class evaluations provided the information is identified by code numbers and does not identify the student, and anticipated date of graduation based on completed hours. A student may elect to withhold directory information by filling out the Directory Information Hold Form (pdf) and submitting it to the Office of Academic Records, 1000 Asp Avenue, Buchanan Hall room 230. For complete information, please visit the Records & Transcripts website.