FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. While the University may disclose certain information, referred to as “directory information,” the University generally must have written permission from a parent or eligible student in order to release any other information from a student’s education record.
Directory information may be released by the University without permission unless a student requests in writing within the first two weeks of each semester the specific information he or she desires not to be included as part of his or her directory information. This written request is to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services.
The following links provide additional information regarding the types of records covered by FERPA, exceptions to the non-release of records, and information considered as directory information by the University.
Directory information means information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory information includes the following: