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What is Directory or Public Information?

" . . . information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed."      -(1988 Final Regulations)

Directory Information can NEVER include:

  • Social security number or

  • Student identification number

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Nationality

  • Gender

See University of North Texas Health Science Center Directory Information for those items that can be released.

Can directory information be released to anyone who requests it?

  • NO - If the student has requested that directory information be withheld, no information can be released
    • outside of UNTHSC except as provided by law. 
    • to anyone within UNTHSC who does NOT have a need to know. 
  • YES - If the student has NOT requested that directory information be withheld.

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This page last updated 16th Nov 2012