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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, requires that Eastern Florida State College, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your educational records. However, EFSC may disclose appropriately designated Directory Information without written consent, unless you have advised the College to the contrary in accordance with college procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the colleges to include this type of information from your educational records in certain publications.

Examples include:

  • A playbill, showing your role in a drama production
  • Honor roll or other recognition lists
  • Graduation programs
  • Sports rosters and programs, such as for baseball, showing weight and height of team members

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, also can be disclosed to outside organizations without prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks or other schools.

EFSC has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student's name
  • Degree of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Terms of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received

Although the above directory information may be available for release, Eastern Florida State College does not routinely release such information to third parties. The Act states each student has the right to inform the College that any or all information is not to be released. The College will honor the student's request to restrict the release of Directory Information as stated previously. To withhold information, a student must notify the Admissions and Records Office in writing. Status of disclosure at the last registration period is binding and all records will be noted "Confidential." No information will be released without the written consent of the student.

To add or remove the Confidential Status from your student records, you must submit the appropriate form in writing to the campus Admissions and Records Office.