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Privacy Rights of Students

Privacy Rights of Students

All student records are maintained by the university in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act which allows students to have access to inspect their records. Any student who does not want the university to release directory information from records may go online to their myCoyote Student Center and update the "privacy settings" listed under Personal Information, in the drop down box for "Other Personal Information".

Preventing Release of Directory Information

A student may prevent the public release or disclosure of personally identifying material contained in University records by placing a privacy flag (FERPA) on their student record.

The release of Directory Information may be made only in those instances where some benefit to the student is evident or in those instances where it reasonably appears that a benefit would result if the requested information were provided.

Officials and offices who receive requests for Directory Information but are unable to determine the existence of the required benefit should refer such requests to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Directory Information relating to former students may be released without the student's consent except when a privacy flag (FERPA) exists on the student's record. Pertinent laws and regulations do not authorize a procedure whereby a former student may prevent the release of Directory Information. However, the release of Directory Information will only be made in those instances where some benefit to the former student is evident or in those instances where it reasonably appears that a benefit would result if the requested information were provided.