Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (See 513 of PL93-380, education amendments of 1974, which amends the General Education Provisions Act, Sec. 438) students of the University of North Alabama are hereby informed of their right to access their official records as described in the act.  Students who wish to withhold DIRECTORY INFORMATION should file this request in the Office of the Registrar prior to the end of the registration period for any given term - a student may examine his/her official academic record during working hours in the Registrar's Office upon presentation of appropriate PICTURE identification.

The following is a list of directory information which may be made available regarding students of the University without their prior consent and is considered part of the public record of their attendance:

  • Name
  • Permanent and Local Addresses
  • Telephone Listing
  • E-mail Addresses
  • Degree Program(s)/Major(s)
  • Dates of Attendance
  • Enrollment Status
  • Degree(s)/Honor(s)/Award(s) Received and Date(s)
  • High School(s) and Other Colleges and Universities Attended
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Participation in Officially Recognized Organizations, Activities and Sports
  • Weight and Height of Members of Athletic Teams
  • Photographs and Digital Imaging

FERPA also provides exceptions for release of information under certain circumstances.  As provided for under FERPA, UNA notifies parents/guardians when certain violations of the Code of Student Conduct occur (see UNA Parental Notification Policy).  A more complete statement of student rights under FERPA is available on the Department of Education website at