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Records & Privacy

Public Access to University Information

Regents policy, federal law, and state law regulate release of student information to third parties. University policy regulates sharing of information within the University.

Suppressing public information

Some student information is designated as directory information and is a matter of public record.

If you are a currently enrolled student, you have the right to suppress this information. To suppress your directory information, update your personal information online. Once logged in, select Directory Suppression from the drop-down menu. Once a suppression is initiated, it will remain until you request its removal. Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance if needed.

Granting access to third parties

If you wish to grant a third party access to information on your student record, use Parent/Guest Access.

Access within the University

Under the Regents Policy on Access to Student Records all University officials who are custodians of student education records have the responsibility to educate and inform those who act in the student’s educational interest of their individual responsibility for compliance with the Regents policy. Violation of the Regents policy and the procedures and guidelines may result in disciplinary action. Administrative procedures and guidelines for implementing the Regents policy are available here.

Access to outside agencies

Outside agencies acting on behalf of the University, the U.S. Department of Education, authorized lending institutions, and accrediting agencies have access to specific student information.

Additional rights

As a student, you have a right to review your education records, to challenge the contents of these records, and to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education.