DePaul is committed to maintaining student records privacy, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Students are responsible for setting and maintaining their FERPA directory release preferences in Campus Connect.
Students are encouraged to communicate directly with their parents and/or family members regarding academic progress and other important issues. Students have access to view and print such information as their schedule, grades, financial aid award, and account balances and payments through Campus Connect.
Review the following for additional information on FERPA:
Why does DePaul have to comply?
FERPA is a law that applies to all institutions that receive any kind of funding, such as financial aid or research grants, administered by the Department of Education. Failure to comply with the law might result in our loss of funds from the Department.
What is an education record?
An Education Record is a record that is directly related to a student and maintained by the university. An Education Record can exist in any media, including handwritten notes, print, digital, audio, video, photograph, film, etc.
What is public (or directory) information under FERPA?
Directory Information at DePaul includes: name, address, email, telephone number, date of birth, college of enrollment, year in school, major, enrollment status (including current enrollment, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time, withdrawn), degrees, awards and honors received (e.g., Dean's List recognition), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, photographs (including ID pictures), videos depicting and/or concerning university life, and previous educational institutions attended.