Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA affords certain rights with respect to their education records. This website provides general information about FERPA. Students have the right to inspect and review their education records maintained by the school. The student also has the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information other than directory information from their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
Directory information, which may be disclosed without consent, includes a student's full name, mailing address, telephone number, enrollment status, athletic program information, previous institution most recently attended, degrees and awards received, dates of attendance, date of graduation, major, academic classification and participation in officially recognized recognized organizations and activities. A student may opt out of disclosing directory information by completing a Request to Revise Status of Student Directory Information and submitting to the Office of the Registrar.