What It Is

If you elect full privacy status, CU may not release any information about you to the general public, including directory information, unless a FERPA exception applies. This means the university will not:

  • Acknowledge to any third party, including potential employers, that you are or were in attendance at the university. University staff who receive external inquiries about you will respond, "We have no information on that person."
  • Include information about you in campus directories or telephone directory assistance.
  • Provide your name or any other information about you to off-campus requestors.

This also means that you will not be listed in university announcements regarding honors or awards nor in commencement materials, including but not limited to commencement ceremony programs, press releases or other graduation-related materials.

How to Set It Up

To elect full privacy:

  1. Download a FERPA full privacy/nondisclosure of directory information request form, enter your name and student ID number, then print and sign it.
  2. Take a clear photograph or scan of both your signed form and a valid photo ID. (Accepted file types: png, jpg, pdf, tif.)
  3. Log in to the Office of the Registrar's secure document upload form.
  4. In the "Comments" field, briefly describe what you're requesting (e.g., "Requesting full privacy").
  5. Open the document type drop-down and select "Other."
  6. Click the "Select Documents for Upload" button, locate the image of your form, and click "Open."
  7. Confirm that your form uploaded successfully, then upload the image of your photo ID.
  8. When finished, click "Submit."

Please allow two business days for us to process your request.

How to Remove It

To remove full privacy from your record:

  1. Download a FERPA full privacy/nondisclosure of directory information request form, enter your name and student ID number, then print and sign it under "Please cancel the above request for full privacy."
  2. Take a clear photograph or scan of both your signed form and a valid photo ID. (Accepted file types: png, jpg, pdf, tif.)
  3. Log in to the Office of the Registrar's secure document upload form.
  4. In the "Comments" field, enter "Canceling full privacy request."
  5. Open the document type drop-down and select "Change of Person Record."
  6. Click the "Select Documents for Upload" button, locate the image of your form, and click "Open."
  7. Confirm that the form uploaded successfully, then upload the image of your photo ID.
  8. When finished, click "Submit."

Please allow two business days for us to process your request.

Authorizing Third-Party Access

Students on full privacy can still authorize FERPA consent to release for a parent, guardian or other third party.

Make sure your designated third parties know the unique authorization phrase you established for each of them. It should not match your security passphrase.