Directory information is information contained in the educational record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory information may be disclosed publicly in printed, electronic, or other forms without prior written consent.
Directory items shall include:
- Student legal name*
- Hometown (city, state)
- Campus e-mail address
- Major field of study (all declared majors)
- Minor field of study (all declared minors)
- Class level
- Dates of attendance
- Enrollment status (withdrawn, half-time, full-time)
- Names of previous institutions attended
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Height, weight and photos of athletic team members
- Honors/awards received (end of term only)
- Degree earned (all degrees earned)
- Date degree earned (dates of all degrees earned)
- Directory photos, photographs, and video recordings of students in public or non-classroom settings (photographs from classrooms or class-related activities are NOT directory information)
*If a student provides a preferred name, the college or university tries to use it when communicating directly with the student. Preferred name is a supported business practice, unless there is a documented business or legal reason to use a student’s legal name. When communicating with outside third parties, including parents, the college or university generally uses a student’s legal name.
Restrict Directory Information:
Under FERPA, students have the right to request directory information not be made public. BSC has an obligation to meet the student’s request and not share this information. Students who wish to restrict the release of directory information should realize that this action could have negative consequences. The names of students who have restricted their directory will not appear in the commencement program or any other publication. Also, employers, loan agencies, scholarship committees and the like will be denied directory information. Should you decide to inform BSC to restrict directory information any future requests from non-institutional persons will be refused.
This restriction does not include a right to be anonymous in the classroom, either in person or in a distance education classroom.
Allows students to request directory information to remain private.
Request to Restrict Directory Information
Directory restriction will remain in effect until revoked by the student using Request to Remove Restriction of Directory Information request located on the BSC website. Such revocation shall not affect disclosures previously made by the selected institution prior to the receipt of any such form submission requesting revocation.
Request to Remove Restriction of Directory Information