Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA]
FERPA regulations define “directory information” as information contained in an education record of a student “that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy.” At SUNY Morrisville, directory information includes student’s name, permanent and/or, local or Residence Hall address, permanent and/or local telephone number, electronic mail address, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, photographic/electronic images, degrees, honors and awards received and the most recent educational agency or institution attended. Any student attending SUNY Morrisville has a right to opt out of having their directory information disclosed. If a student opts out of having directory information disclosed, this information shall not be shared with any outside individual or agency except those in accordance with FERPA guidelines. If you wish your directory information be held confidential and not released to any outside agency except those in accordance with FERPA guidelines, you must sign a waiver form in the Registrar’s Office, located on the 3rd floor, Whipple Administration Building. Should you have questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 315.684.6066 or visit the U.S. Department of Education website.