FERPA Tutorial

Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information

Any individual who does not want the foregoing information publicly disclosed shall so inform the Director of Registration and Records, Williston Hall 220, in writing. Please note that students must be currently enrolled to request nondisclosure of their directory information.

If you request that no directory information be released, any business you wish to conduct at NIU must be done in person with proper identification. Information will not be provided to you over the phone or via e-mail. If you are unable to come in person, you may submit a signed and dated written request containing your SSN and date of birth, listing the specific information you're requesting. We will reply to you in writing. Please be aware of the following circumstances pertaining to a request to prevent disclosure of directory information:

  1. A third-party, such as a prospective employer, will need to submit with each request for information your written authorization before NIU can release or verify any information about you.
  2. To avoid University non-compliance with or delay in response to requests that require immediate information, you should provide written authorization to any agency, company, employer, etc. with which you have contact.
  3. University publications, such as the Commencement Bulletin and Student Directory will not list your name or other information about you.
  4. NIU assumes no liability as a result of honoring your request that directory information be withheld.
  5. All requests for "No Release of Directory Information" will be processed within 1-2 weeks following the published deadline for submission of requests as follows:
    1. Each request will remain in effect on a continuing basis until Registration and Records is informed, in writing, to the contrary by the student or former student.
    2. This request will NOT prevent the Office of Registration and Records from releasing information to the student's parents if they provide evidence that the student is their dependent.


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