Privacy of Educational Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 provides for specific rights to students regarding the privacy of their educational records. Nebraska Wesleyan policies and procedures that pertain to this law are available through the Student Life Office or Registrar’s Office.

Nebraska Wesleyan has designated the following as directory information:

  • Name
  • Home address
  • Local address
  • Home telephone number
  • Local telephone number
  • Email address
  • Classification and major
  • Dates of attendance at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Date and place of birth
  • Degrees and awards received at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Institutions attended prior to admission to Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Participation in recognized activities and sports
  • Photograph
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams

Directory information may be disclosed by Nebraska Wesleyan University without student consent. However, students have the right to withhold disclosure of this information. Students must notify the Registrar in writing during the first week of classes each semester if they do not wish directory information to be released without their permission.

Nebraska Wesleyan will not disclose the contents of students’ educational records to other parties without student consent except under circumstances allowed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Educational records are available for review by students in agreement with the act. Students should submit to the Registrar, Provost, Dean of Students, Dean of University College, advisor, or other appropriate officials, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. Students may ask Nebraska Wesleyan to amend their educational records if information in them is incorrect, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights. Students have the right to challenge the contents of an educational record under prescribed procedures and to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if there is a violation of the act.