Student rights related to educational records (FERPA)

Student rights related to educational records (FERPA)

We want to take this opportunity to give you a brief summary of your rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records.

Release of student record information is generally not done at Bloomsburg University without the expressed, written consent of the student. There are, however, some exceptions.

For example, directory information includes the following, and may be released without the student’s consent: name, local address, home address, e-mail address, local telephone number, home telephone number, college of enrollment, class schedule, picture of student, major, campus attended, status (including current enrollment, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time, withdrawn), honors received (e.g., Dean’s List recognition), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams.

Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information. To do so, you must complete a “Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information” form, which is available from the Office of the Registrar.

For complete information there is a link http://www.bloomu.edu/registrar/FERPA which resides on the Office of the Registrar webpage.

Please feel free to contact the Office of the Registrar with any questions you may have regarding your rights.