Directory Information

 
Did you make honor roll, the Deans list, graduate and your name wasn't published on the web, in the newspaper, or in the commencement program?
Perhaps you selected 'NO' when applying, to the question asking if you consent to the release of your directory information. 
 
What is "Directory Information?"
 
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA], certain information in an education record of a student is called directory information.  This is information that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. 

At Central, directory information includes, but is not limited to:
 
  • Name of student
  • Grade Level
  • Addresses (local)
  • Height and weight of athletic team members
  • Telephone numbers (local)
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • Hometown and state
  • Dates of attendance
  • E-mail address
  • Enrollment status (i.e., full-time, part-time, graduate)
  • Photograph
  • Registration in a study abroad program
  • Date and place of birth
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Major fields(s) of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
 
Can a student refuse to allow Directory Information to be released?
 
 Yes. Under FERPA, Central must allow a student to opt out of the release of directory information. The ‘opt out’ can be completed on the ‘Application for Admissions’ or the ‘Directory Information - Change of Consent' form and submit to the Registration & Records Office. Directory information in a restricted record may not be released without written permission from the student, unless the request for release fits certain exceptions.
 
Can a student change their original consent option?
 
Yes. Complete the 'Directory Information - Change of Consent' form and submit it to the Registration and Records Office.
 
 
 
 

Registration & Records
Main Hall - MH103
307-855-2115
800-865-0194
Email: Records

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