Drury University complies with all applicable laws relating to personal privacy, including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Annually, Drury University informs students of their rights relating to FERPA (20 U.S.C. Sections 1232g; and implementing, 34 C.F.R. Section 99.1 et seq). The Act was designated to protect the privacy of education records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through formal and informal hearings.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, concerning this institution's alleged failure to comply with FERPA.
The University has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The following information regarding students is considered directory information:
- address, including e-mail address
- telephone number
- date and place of birth
- major field of study
- part-time/full-time enrollment status
- participation in officially recognized activities in sports
- weight and height of members of athletic teams
- dates of attendance (including matriculation and withdrawal dates)
- academic classification by year
- prospective degrees, degrees awarded, and awards received
- the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, and
- student's photograph. Indications of religious preference along with names, addresses and telephone number of student's listing in the information are provided to the University Chaplain.
Directory information may be disclosed by this institution for any purpose in its discretion, without the consent of a student. Students have a right, however, to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information. In that case, this information will not be disclosed except with the consent of a student, or as otherwise allowed by FERPA.
Any student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect to the dean of student services during regular business hours. The written notification does not apply retroactively to previous releases of directory information (e.g., once the Student Directory has been published, the directory information contained therein will remain). To prevent publication of directory information in the student Directory, written notification must be filed no later than the second week of classes during the fall semester.
In the event a refusal is not filed, this institution assumes that a student does not object to the release of the directory information designated. Questions or inquiries should be addressed to the Registrar's Office.