What is Directory Information?

  • Information, the release of which is not normally considered a violation of a person's privacy.
  • May be disclosed without a student’s written consent unless a student has requested that this information not be released.

What information is considered directory information at Case?

  • Name (including both maiden name and married name, where applicable)
  • Address, telephone listing, and electronic mail address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Anticipated graduation date
  • Enrollment Status (undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time)
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Participation in officially recognized sports and activities
  • Weight and height (members of athletic teams)

What else should I know about directory information?

  • If you do not have a way of knowing whether or not a student has requested confidentiality of directory information, do not release it.
  • Just because you may does not mean you should. The university considers a student's right to privacy to be very important and does not routinely share directory information with third parties.
  • To request that directory information be made confidential, the student should notify (in writing) the Office of the University Registrar.
  • If a student requests confidentiality of directory information, it is all-or-nothing. In other words, not even the student's name will appear in on-line directories.

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