FERPA Annual Notification

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under the applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Students have five basic rights:

  1. Inspect and review their records
  2. Amend an incorrect record
  3. Consent to disclosure (with exceptions)
  4. File a complaint with Department of Education
  5. View or request a copy of the institution's policy in the online catalogs.

Jacksonville State University's directory information that may be disclosed includes:

  • the student's name
  • mailing address
  • telephone listing
  • JSU email address
  • enrollment status (full-time, part-time), whether currently enrolled or not
  • class/level
  • major field of study
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • prior post-secondary institution(s) attended
  • JSU photograph(s)
  • dates of attendance
  • thesis/dissertation title
  • degrees and awards received.

(The university reserves the right to deny directory information.)