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UHD has a policy in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) covering the release of student records. Student rights include the following:
At its discretion the University of Houston-Downtown may provide directory information to the general public without student consent. Directory information is defined by University of Houston-Downtown (within the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) as follows:
Students may request that directory information be withheld from the public by contacting the Registrar’s Office at any time during the semester. Such requests must be made in writing and will remain in place until the student directs the office in writing that it is to be removed.
Third Party Release of Student Information & Records
You may authorize persons other than yourself to access information if you voluntarily elect to do so. Depending on your individual status, your parents/other individuals may not have immediate access to your records without your written permission. In order to grant individuals other than yourself access to your student record information, you can complete the Authorization to Release Student Information Form. Please complete this forma and submit to the Registrar’s Office. You may need a copy of this form to present to other offices within UHD that you may authorize individuals to access information from (such as: Academic Advising, academic departments, financial aid, student accounting, etc).
For additional details on your rights under FERPA, see the UHD Catalog and the links provided below.
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Last updated or reviewed on 6/19/14