The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal Law (also known as the Buckley Amendment) that protects the privacy of a student's educational records. FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education. FERPA entitles students to withhold release of directory information. Directory information is defined as "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).
Our Lady of the Lake University public or directory information includes: student's full name, address (local, permanent), email address, telephone listings (local, permanent), date and place of birth, major field of study, degrees and awards received, dates of attendance, most recent school attended, classification, photographs, weight and height of members of athletic teams and participation in officially recognized activities and sports.
Any student may withhold release of directory information. The restriction will remain in place until the student authorizes removal.
Requests must include:
- Student's name
- Student's social security number
- Student's date of birth
- Student's OLLU ID number (if known)
Requests can be made using any of the following methods:
- Send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Writing - Send information to:
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4689
- Send a fax to 210-436-2314