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Student Information Release Policy


Most information containing a student’s personal and academic records is considered confidential and is not released to anyone without the student’s written authorization.

There is, however, some information that the University and its employees can release without the student’s authorization. This information is defined as “directory information.” It includes:

Student’s name, parents’ name(s), high school attended, local and permanent address, identifiable video and photographs for marketing purposes, telephone listing, enrollment status and classification, student employment information, dates of attendance, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received.

Student identification numbers, social security numbers, race/ethnicity, gender, citizenship, nationality and religion cannot be designated as directory information.

A student may elect to withhold directory information by filling out the “Request to Withhold Directory Information” form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar:

Request to Withhold Directory Information (PDF)

IMPORTANT: This form cannot be submitted electronically. You must print, sign and deliver it, by mail or in person, to the Office of the Registrar, located in Noonan Hall Room G2 on the Briar Cliff University campus.

If you have further questions, contact the Office of the Registrar.