The following information concerning student records maintained by
to educational records directly related to a student will be granted to him or
her unless the type of record is exempt from the provision of the law. The types, locations and names of custodians
of educational records maintained by the University are available from the
Registrar. Access to records by persons
other than the student will be limited to those persons and agencies specified
in the statute.
At its discretion, Lamar University may provide ‘directory information’ in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). 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 Lamar University includes the following: student’s name, address, telephone number, university issued e-mail address, major field of study, classification, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received and the last educational agency or institution attended. Students may block the public disclosure of directory information by contacting the Records Office (Wimberly 112) and signing a Directory Hold form.
Please consider very carefully the consequences of a decision to withhold directory information. A non-disclosure block will call for Lamar University not to release any of this ‘directory information’; thus, any future requests for such information from non-institutional persons or organizations will be refused. Your name and other directory information such as degrees or honors earned will also be withheld from publication.
Lamar University will honor your request to withhold directory information but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release this information. Regardless of the effect upon you, Lamar University assumes no liability as a result of honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.
Although the initial request may be filed at any time, requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the University until removed, in writing, by the student.
A student has the right to challenge records and information
directly related to him or her if it is considered to be inaccurate, misleading
or otherwise inappropriate. Issues may
be resolved either through an informal hearing with the official immediately
responsible or by requesting a formal hearing.
The procedure to be followed in a formal hearing is available in the
A reasonable attempt will be made by
*Request for DIRECTORY
INFORMATION HOLD printable form. Form must be delivered to room 112 of
The right of parental access to student records may be established by either of two methods: first, by the student filing a written consent statement and, second, by the parent validating the student's dependence as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
A student has the right to file a complaint with the U.S.
Department of Education concerning alleged failures by