In keeping with the requirements of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA) of 1974 as amended, University of Northwestern hereby designates the following items as Directory Information.
University of Northwestern may disclose any of these items for any purpose at its discretion without prior written consent or submission of an electronic signature, unless notified in writing or the submission of an electronic signature to the contrary by the student. Directory Information includes the student’s:
name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, digitized image/photograph/video, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate, full-time or part-time, etc.), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended.
Submitting the Request to Restrict or Lift Restricted Information form to restrict Directory Information will make the Directory Information confidential until the student submits a written request or submission of an electronic signature indicating the restriction to withhold Directory Information be lifted. This form is available as follows:
Adult & Graduate Studies students: theROCK > Student Academics tab > Adult & Graduate Studies portlet > Forms link or on Confluence at https://confluence.unwsp.edu/display/REG/Forms and then select FERPA Release/Restrict option
Traditional Undergraduate and Dual Enrollment students: theROCK > Student Academics tab > Registration & Advising portlet > Forms link or on Confluence at https://confluence.unwsp.edu/display/REG/Forms and then select FERPA Release/Restrict option
As with all confidential education records, University of Northwestern will release restricted Directory Information to designated parties only with the express written consent of the student or as otherwise required by law. Failure of the student to specifically request the withholding of Directory Information indicates approval of disclosure.
Each student should give careful consideration as to the consequences of any decision to withhold Directory Information. If withheld, Directory Information items will be restricted from such things as the university directory, Commencement publications, or any other university publications. All future requests for restricted information, however legitimate, will be refused. This includes requests made by family, friends, prospective employers, credit agencies, and others to whom the student may want this information known. University of Northwestern cannot assume the responsibility to contact the student for subsequent permission to release Directory Information. Regardless of the effect upon the student, University of Northwestern assumes no liability for honoring an instruction to restrict/withhold Directory Information.