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Release of Confidential (Non-Directory) Information for Official Reasons


Under certain circumstances, confidential (non-directory) education records can be released without a student's prior consent.

  • University officials who have a legitimate education interest.
  • Officials of another school in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, or was previously enrolled.
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied and for the purpose of determining eligibility and/or amount of aid.
  • To federal, state, and local authorities involved in an audit or evaluation of compliance with education programs.
  • To organizations conducting studies on behalf of educational institutions.
  • To accrediting organizations in order to carry out accrediting functions.
  • In compliance with a judicial order or subpoena.
  • To appropriate parties in a health/safety emergency.
  • To a court when the school initiates legal action against a student giving the student prior notice.
  • To an alleged victim of a crime of violence or sexual harassment offense, as long as it contains only the results of an institutional disciplinary proceeding against the alleged perpetrator of that crime with respect to that crime.
  • Parents who claim the student as a dependent for tax purposes.
  • Drug and alcohol violations can be disclosed to parents of students under 21 years of age.