Policy 01

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Access to Student Information Policy
Policy #1

1.01 Background

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) sets requirements for the privacy of student's records.  FERPA governs release of educational records maintained by an educational institution and the access to these records.

1.02 General Guidelines

In accordance with FERPA regulations, directory information is considered public domain and will be released unless the student makes a specific request to the Office of the Registrar to withhold this information.  The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has designated the following as directory information:  name; address; telephone number; date of birth; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; dates of attendance to include current classification and withdrawal dates; degrees and awards received; the most recent education agency or institution attended; initial registration date; and email address.

The Wisconsin Public Information Law requires the release of any information that is not protected by FERPA or another law.

Additional information regarding FERPA can be found on the Registrar's website: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/registrar/privacy.cfm.

Questions regarding FERPA should be referred to the university official for FERPA, the Registrar.

1.03 Policy Review

The Registrar will initiate an annual review.  Recommendations for changes will be forwarded to the Chancellor's Cabinet for approval no later than March 1st.

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