Privacy Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Under the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974" University students have the right to inspect and review any and all records, files, and data directly related to them. The University will not ordinarily release a student's records to any outside agency without the written consent of the student. Alcorn State University may release "directory information" on students to any interested member of the public unless the student requests in writing that it be withheld. "Directory information" is defined as follows: student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major, dates of attendance, classification, degree(s) earned, previous educational institutions attended, current class schedule, and class rank. Requests should be made in writing. If you wish the University to withhold your name from the directory and to withhold "directory information" from release to the general public, complete the Privacy Form in the Office of the Registrar.

Note: The release of information is a very controlled procedure. Unless the student has experienced particular problems, it is not recommended that his/her directory information be withheld. Completion of this form eliminates a student from any publication concerning student enrollment.