The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
Release of student record information is generally not done at Brandman University without the expressed, written consent of the student. This includes release to parents or other significant others. As previously mentioned, there are however exceptions authorized by FERPA. For example, at its discretion Brandman University may release Directory Information without the student's consent. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated Directory Information at Brandman University includes the following: student name, permanent address, local address, temporary address, electronic mail address, telephone number, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, theses & dissertation titles/topics, photograph, full-time/part-time status, most recent previous school attended, date and place of birth. Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the Campus Director or OneStop Services in writing or by submission of a "Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information" form available in the Forms Center.
Please note three important details regarding placing a "No release" on your record: