The following information may be made available to the public unless a student restricts its release by written notice. Information restriction request forms are available in the Registrar's Office.
The submission of a student's social security number is voluntary. The University will not use the number, if supplied, for purposes other than internal record-keeping and institutional statistics, without a student's written permission.
Quick Guide to Releasing Directory Information
Only data defined as "Directory Information" may be released (when appropriate) without the expressed written permission of the student.* No other information contained in a student's educational records may be released to persons or organizations without the student's prior written approval.
A chart below lists information that is frequently requested from student education records and indicates whether or not it is Directory Information.
When in doubt, DO NOT release information to others; consult the Registrar's Office.
|Are the following items considered "Directory Information"?||YES*||NO|
|Student's full name|
|Mailing address and telephone number (including Permanent address and phone)|
|Email address (eagles.usi.edu)|
|Date/Place of birth|
|Parent's names and/or address|
|Dates of attendance|
|Academic program (major/minor)|
|Grades, term GPA, cumulative GPA, or number of earned hours|
|Academic Standing (probation, dismissal, whether student is eligible to return to school)|
|Specific number of cumulative credit hours|
|Classification level and type (Second Semester Freshman, First Semester Junior, etc.)|
|Specific number of credits enrolled for a term|
|Enrollment status for previous, current, or future terms (full-time, half-time, or less than half-time)|
|Current class schedule|
|Degrees, honors, certificates awarded|
|Whether student has applied for graduation|
|Unmet degree requirements for graduation|
|Prior institutions attended|
|Copies of transcripts from other schools or colleges|
|Social Security Number|
|USI student ID number|
|Financial records of parents|
|Participation in officially recognized activities or sports|
|Weight/height of members of athletic teams|
|Student employment records|
|Psychiatric or psychological records|
* Unless the student has submitted a USI Directory Restriction Request or an Information Release Restriction Request form.