Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, sets forth requirements designed to limit the disclosure of student educational records. The law governs access to records maintained by educational institutions and the release of information from those records.
Information identified as public information will be released without a student's consent. However, a student has the right to have public information withheld if he/she so desires. A student who wants public information withheld (including items to be published in a student directory) shall so indicate by completing a "Request to Prevent Release of Public Information" (PDF) form, which can be obtained from Raider Connect.
Wright State University defines public information as the following: student’s name, all addresses, telephone listings, major field of study, dates of attendance, full or part-time status, and number of hours registered. It also includes special honors and awards, degrees awarded and total hours earned, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, class standing, and weight and height of members of athletic teams.