FERPA Privacy Hold
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act defines “directory information” as the
information from a student’s education record that would not generally be considered
harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed publicly. UNCSA defines the following
items as directory information, and can, by law, be released to the general public:
Student’s name, parents’ names, addresses, telephone listings, date and place of birth, major field of study, class level, participation in officially recognized activities, performance brochures, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, e-mail address, and full- or part-time status.
Some of this information, including name, mailing address, field of study, class level, telephone number and e-mail address may be included on UNCSA’s website and in the UNCSA Campus Directory.
By completing and submitting the FERPA Privacy Hold form, you will be requesting that a “privacy hold” be placed on the directory information from your student record, and is not to be released to non-university personnel, published or listed in the campus directory.
Some of the effects of your decision to request non-disclosure of this information will be that friends, relatives or prospective employers trying to reach you will not be able to do so through the University. In addition, your name will not be published in conjunction with any UNCSA production or be included on the graduation list.