Release of Directory Information

FERPA defines "directory information" as information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Typically, "directory information" includes information such as:

  • name,

  • address,

  • telephone listing,

  • e-mail,

  • major field of study,

  • dates of attendance,

  • enrollment status (e.g. undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time),

  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports,

  • weight and height of members of athletic teams,

  • degrees, honors and awards received, and

  • most recent educational agency or institution attended.

The release of the above-noted information by an educational agency or institution is permitted under the law unless the student notifies the institution or agency in person that he/she does not want such information released. Eligible students may withhold directory information by notifying the Office of Student Success, 109 Enrollment Services Center, or by calling 606-783-2070.

Requests for non-disclosure will remain in effect until the eligible student informs the Office of Student Success to remove the disclosure restriction.