Saint Louis University

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) in general provides that personally identifiable information from a student's education cannot be released without the consent of the student. One of the exceptions under the Act is information that the University has designated as "directory information," if the University has given public notice to students in attendance of:

1. The types of personally identifiable information that Saint Louis University has designated as directory information;
2. A student's right to refuse to let Saint Louis University release those types of information about the student as directory information; and
3. The period of time within which a student has to notify the University in writing that he or she does not want those types of information about the student designated as directory information.

Saint Louis University has designated the items below as directory information:

  • Name
  • Home and campus mailbox address
  • Home and school telephone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Major and field of study
  • Classification
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received (including Dean's List)
  • The most recent previous educational institution attended

You have the right to refuse to let the University designate any or all of the above types of information about you as directory information by filling out a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form available from the Office of the University Registrar while you are a student, and returning it to that office in DuBourg Hall, Room 22, One Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103.