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Directory Information

What is directory information?
FERPA identifies certain information, called directory information, that may be disclosed without the student's permission. The university has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student's name
  • Permanent Email only (only university email)
  • Telephone (permanent only, NO cell or other)
  • Major fields of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Enrollment status
  • Degrees, awards, and honors received.
  • Most recently attended previous educational institution
  • Classification
  • Expected graduation date
  • Participation in officially-recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height, if a member of an athletic team
  • Permanent address only

 

Non-Directory

  • DOB
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Citizenship
  • Disciplinary status
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • GPA
  • Marital Status
  • SSN
  • Grades/Exams Scores
  • Test Scores (SAT, GRE, ect)
  • Progress reports

Directory information is considered public information and will be made available to the public (such as parents, classmates, friends, employers, insurers, and people validating your degree) by request without your permission unless you submit a Confidentiality Request Form to the Office of the Registrar.

Confidentiality Request Form

Confidentiality Request Form

This form allows the student to restrict public access to their directory information. This request will remain in effect until revoked by the student.

 

About this form
You can submit this form during the first twelve class days of any long semester (Fall and Spring) or the first four class days of any summer term (Summer I and Summer II). Upon submission, your directory information will be treated as your student records information, in that, when public requests are made, the University will state that it has no information to provide.

More about the Texas Public Information Act
The Texas Public Information Act (also known as the Public Information Act) was originally adopted in 1973 by the Sixty-third Legislature, and is now codified at Chapter 552 in the Texas Government Code. In regards to your directory information, our University complies with the Texas Public Information Act. You may view the entire text of this Act by clicking here.