FERPA Tutorial Non-directory Information

Non-directory information is any educational record not classified
as directory information.

This private information must not be released to anyone, including parents of the student, without written consent from the student. This applies to all student records, whether or not directory information has been suppressed. University staff may access this information only if they have a legitimate need to use it in fulfillment of official duties.

Conditions for Release of Educational Records

Designated University employees may release non-directory information under certain strictly defined conditions. If someone outside your college or department requests non-directory information, refer the requestor to the Office of Records and Registration. Staff can evaluate the request and assure that it is handled according to the law and University policy.

Important note: In the event of a health or safety emergency, student information may be released to appropriate authorities as required to protect the safety of students.

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