FERPA and Directory Information at UC

At its discretion, University of Cincinnati may provide “directory information” in accordance with FERPA provisions.  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 University of Cincinnati includes the following:

Category I:    student’s name, dates of attendance, enrollment status, degrees conferred and dates, honors and awards, college, class, and major field of study

Category II:   student identifier (non-Social Security Number), address, e-mail address, and telephone number

Students may block the public disclosure of directory information (all or by category) by completing an online "Directory Information Hold-Release Authorization Form" or submitting the paper form to the One Stop Student Service Center (University Pavilion, 2nd floor) or the Office of the Registrar (University Pavilion, 5th floor). 

Please consider carefully the consequences of a decision to withhold directory information.  A non-disclosure block with call for University of Cincinnati not to release any or all of your “directory information.”  Thus, University of Cincinnati will deny any future requests for such information submitted by non-institutional third persons or organizations.  University of Cincinnati will honor your request to withhold directory information but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release this information.  Regardless of the effect upon you, the University assumes no liability as a result of honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.  University of Cincinnati will honor requests for the non-disclosure of directory information until the student rescinds the request in writing (or by the form) to the UC Registrar’s Office.