Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Directory Information

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), only directory information may be released to third parties without student consent. Enrollment status, dates of attendance and degree information are considered directory information.

The University makes available, without the consent of a student, only such information as would ordinarily be published in a student directory or other materials intended for public distribution.  The University defines directory information as:

  • Name
  • Current address
  • UChicago email address
  • Telephone listing
  • Photographs
  • Major field of study (including degree program(s) fields, major(s), minor(s), year of study and/or class information)
  • Current registration status
  • Awards and honors
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended