The Family Education Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives students certain protections with regard to educational records, such as grades, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information and class schedules.

Clarkson College designates the following categories of student information as public or “Directory Information.” Such information may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose at its discretion.

  • Category I: Name, photograph, current and permanent address, marital status, telephone number, dates of attendance, classification and current class schedule.
  • Category II: Previous institution(s) attended, major field of study, awards, honors (includes Dean’s List) and degree(s) conferred (including dates).
  • Category III: Past and present participation in officially recognized activities, physical factors, date and place of birth.

Buckley Amendment Holds

If you do not wish for your directory information to be released to the general public, you will need to complete and submit a Buckley Amendment Hold form. You can also obtain this form from the Registrar’s office on campus.

Note: Not completing and submitting a Buckley Amendment Hold form indicates individual approval for disclosure of “Directory Information.”

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