The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.
These rights include:
The act further provides that LSUHSC-NO may release certain information about the student, designated as directory information, unless the student has informed the institution in writing that such information should not be released. Directory information is the information in the education record of the student that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
Directory information includes: the student’s name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, enrollment status, degrees, honors and awards received, expected graduation date, planned post-completion placement (e.g. AAMC match), and the most recent educational agency or institution attended by the student. A student who desires that any or all of the above listed information not be released must submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar no later than the 10th day of the academic term. For further information, consult the LSUHSC-NO Office of the Registrar website.