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Student Record Information

Student record information is confidential and private. In accordance with federal law (FERPA) the University does not release student record information without prior written consent of the student or an exception permits release. One exception is that the University may release directory information items without prior student consent.

Directory Information

Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

Designated directory information at WSU includes the following:

  • Student’s name (including former name)
  • Address (local and permanent residence)
  • Telephone number
  • Email addresses
  • Major and Minor fields of study
  • Class level (first-year, sophomore, junior, senior, grad, etc.)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight/height (athletic teams)
  • Dates of attendance
  • Enrollment status (e.g. undergraduate, graduate; full-time, part-time, or not enrolled)
  • Date of graduation
  • Degrees, certificate and awards received, including President’s Honor Roll
  • Status as graduate assistant and assignment
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended

​Restricting or Releasing Directory Information

Directory Information
FERPA Rights and Privacy