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Access to Student Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

Annually, Saint Xavier University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This Act (PDF), with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review the educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.

Local policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by Saint Xavier University for compliance with the provisions of the Act. Copies can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Records and Advising. It is also printed in the Student Handbook and the University's online Academic Catalog. Questions concerning the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act may be directed to these offices.

Authorization to Withhold Directory Information

The following is considered "directory information" at Saint Xavier University and will be made available to the general public unless the student notifies the Office of Records and Advising in person or in writing before the last day to add classes:

Student's name, address, photo ID, date and place of birth, major, honors, awards, participation in recognized activities and sports, height and weight of athletes, class level, dates of enrollment, degrees conferred, dates of conferral, institutions attended immediately prior to admission, email address and photo ID.

Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you have the right to withhold disclosure of such directory information. Should you decide not to release any of this information, any requests for such information from Saint Xavier University will be refused. 

You can download the printable request form (PDF) here.

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