FERPA directory information is information contained in a student’s education record that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Under current CU Boulder policy, the following information is designated as directory information:
- Student name.
- Student address (including designated local, mailing and home addresses).
- Local telephone number (not those defined as home or cell).
- Campus email address.
- Dates of attendance.
- Previous educational institutions attended.
- School/college/program or division of enrollment.
- Majors, minors and field of study.
- Class (e.g., freshman, sophomore).
- University-recognized honors and awards as well as degrees, honors or awards applied for or conferred (including certificates, thesis and dissertation titles) and dates conferred.
- Enrollment status (e.g., full-time or part-time student status).
- Expected date of completion in enrolled course of study.
- Employment related to student status (e.g., dates of employment).
- Participation in officially recognized activities/sports, including height and weight of athletes.
- College Opportunity Fund application and authorization status for Colorado residents.
- Photo of student.
Although these items are designated by CU Boulder as directory information, only a limited amount of this information is routinely disclosed by CU Boulder university officials. The university retains the discretion to refuse disclosure of directory information if it believes such disclosure would be an infringement on student privacy rights. In an effort to protect student privacy, CU directories may only contain a student's name, email address, class and major field of study.
Students can request full or limited privacy status to their directory information.