Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
In compliance with public law 93 - 380, the family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also referred to as FERPA, The Privacy Act, and The Buckley Amendment) the University of Central Oklahoma designates the following information as directory information which may be released to the general public without the consent of the student. 

  • Name, local and mailing address, e-mail address, home phone number(s), classification, dates of attendance at UCO, enrollment status (full or part-time).
  • Major field of study/degree program, educational instituions previously attended, degrees and awards granted, degree(s) held and date(s) granted as well as institutions granting such degrees(s).
  • Date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized organizations, activities and sports, weight and height of participants in officially recognized sports.

This information may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose, at its discretion.  Students may request withholding disclosure of all categories of directory information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Forms are available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, NUC 124.  A student may grant permission to parents or others for access to her/his academic records by submitting a letter addressed to the Registrar, NUC 124.