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DePaul University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are as follows:
A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the university has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
Directory Information may include, but is not limited to, information such as the student's name, addresses (including email addresses), telephone number, date of birth, major, year of school, dates of attendance at the university, full or part-time status, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, photographs (including identification pictures), videos depicting and/or concerning university life, degrees and awards received, and previous educational institution(s) attended.
Any student wishing to prevent disclosure of directory information must do so in Campus Connect.
Once the student places a restriction on the release of directory
information, the restriction remains in effect permanently, unless
rescinded by the student. For this reason, students are encouraged to
review their FERPA privacy settings periodically.
In the event that no restriction is filed, the university will assume
that the student does not object to the release of directory