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Directory Information

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in accordance with the FERPA Privacy Act, has designated the following categories of information about you as public unless you choose to exercise your right to have any or all of this information withheld. This information will be routinely released to any inquirer unless you request that all or part of this be withheld.

  • Name
  • Home address
  • Home telephone number
  • Local address
  • Local telephone number
  • E-mail address (campus)
  • Place of birth
  • Major/minor field of study, and college
  • Participation in officially recognized university activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletics teams
  • Attendance (including beginning, ending, registration and withdrawal dates; credits carried in a term; current classification; and graduation dates)
  • Degrees and awards received (type of degree and date granted)
  • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
  • Name of parents or guardian
  • High School from which you graduated

What kinds of inquiries does the university receive for "directory information?"

The university receives many inquiries for "directory information" from a variety of sources including friends, parents, relatives, prospective employers, graduate schools, honor societies, licensing agencies, government agencies, and news media.

What if I don't want any "directory information" released?

Please consider very carefully the consequences of any decision by you to remove these items from the list of "directory information." Should you decide to inform the university not to release any or all of this "directory information," any future request for such information from non-university persons or organizations will be refused. For example, a prospective employer requesting confirmation of your major field of study or address would be denied access to such items, should you withdraw them from the list of "directory information." The university will honor your request to withhold any of the items listed above but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release them. Regardless of the effect upon you, the university assumes no liability of honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.

Students may withhold Directory Information by completing the request to withhold directory information form. Please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act. Students should consider all aspects of a Directory Hold prior to filing such a request. Requests for non-disclosure will be in effect until the student authorizes a change.

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