Protect Your Own Data

University Online Directory Information


For Students - Under FERPA, the University may release the following information about students to the public:

  • student's name
  • date and place of birth
  • addresses (local and/or permanent)
  • campus email address
  • telephone number
  • dates of attendance
  • major field of study
  • grade level
  • degrees and honors received
  • number of course units in which enrolled
  • enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time)
  • most recent previous educational institution attended
  • participation in officially recognized activities, including intercollegiate athletics
  • name, weight, and height of participants on intercollegiate University athletic teams
  • photo

Students may restrict all or part of their directory information from disclosure to the public by updating their release options through the University Registrar. For more information about restricting online directory information, see Privacy and Student Records.

For Faculty and Staff - Faculty and staff online directory information have minimum listing requirements designed to balance the University's operational needs with personal privacy. The following minimum fields are required: name, email address, and department. To edit or remove other fields, contact your personnel manager.

External Resources For Everyone


Privacy Policies For Popular Websites – The Usable Privacy Policy Project is a resource that breaks down the often wordy privacy policies of popular websites into an easy-to-digest format that enables you to make more informed privacy decisions about how you interact with different websites. 

Privacy Settings - Want to view or change your privacy/security settings on popular devices and online services, but don't know where to find them? Visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/check-your-privacy-settings/ for direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

Consumer Privacy Rights - Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a California nonprofit that has a wealth of information about consumer privacy rights and trends.

Internet Safety - National Cyber Security Alliance provides great information about how to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and shared digital assets.  It has great tip sheets for keeping a clean machine, protecting your personal information, mobile devices, parental controls and more.  

Pre-Approved Credit Offers - Identity thieves often go through trash cans to sign up for credit cards in your name. To opt out of receiving prescreened offers of credit or insurance, call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visit www.optoutprescreen.com.

Unwanted Sales Calls - The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. For more information or to register, visit https://www.donotcall.gov/ or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register.