Release of Student Information Under FERPA

Catalog Reference - Educational Records Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Towson University does not normally disclose directory information. However, at its discretion, it may provide directory information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended.

At Towson University, directory information is limited to:

  • Student Name
  • Permanent Address
  • Towson University Email Address
  • Major Field of Study
  • Dates of Attendance
  • Degrees and Awards Received
  • Class Standing
  • Most Recent Previous Educational Institution Attended
  • Participation in Officially Recognized Activities & Sports
  • Weight & Height of Members of Athletic Teams

Under the provisions of FERPA, students have the right to withhold the disclosure of directory information. Student requests for non-disclosure may be made in the Registrar's Office any time during the semester. Students requesting non-disclosure of directory information will also be removed from Towson's online Student Directory.

Towson University is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (a.k.a. Buckley Amendment). As such, it is the policy of the university to:

  • permit students to inspect their education records
  • limit disclosure to others of personally identifiable information from education records without students’ prior written consent
  • provide students the opportunity to seek correction of their education records where appropriate

Here is a more complete description of the policy and the records considered confidential: