Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)(1974)

FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education/academic records.

The University of Iowa has defined the following data elements as public information unless the student restricts access:

  • Name
  • Residing address
  • Local telephone number
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Hometown and state
  • Hawk ID
  • Dates of attendance
  • Program(s) of study
  • Enrollment status
  • Degree(s) earned

Students can restrict either their directory information (items 2 through 6 above), their academic information (items 7 through 11 above), or both. This is accomplished on MyUI, under Student Records, Student Life Management, Restrict or Unrestrict Student Information.

The Dean of Students office has additional student record policy and directory information.