Federal Policies

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: FERPA

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hereby designates the following student information as public or "Directory Information". This information, which may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose at its discretion, includes:

Name, home/local address and telephone numbers, dates of attendance (including credits carried), classification, major/degree program, degrees conferred (including dates), previous institution(s) attended, awards, academic honors, past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, and physical factors (height and weight of athletes).

Students may withhold disclosure of information under the Family Educational Rights and and Privacy Act of 1974. To withhold disclosure, written notification must be received in the Office of the Registrar two days prior to the first day of classes at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Forms requesting the withholding of information are available in the Registrar's Office, and the request is effective for the academic year.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of categories of information indicates individual approval for disclosure.

Student records and files are available for review by the student in accordance with the Act. Students may request a hearing regarding any alleged inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate information contained in their records. Registrar's Office 472-1570.

Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA)