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Privacy Holds

With a Privacy Hold, no directory information is given out on that individual. Nothing will be printed in the Joker, Yearbook or Numerique as long as the student makes a request to the Records and Advisement Office within the second week of the fall semester.

A Privacy Hold means that the student’s entire education record is considered non-directory information. When a student calls the University or a person calls on the student’s behalf, the university cannot even acknowledge that the individual is a student at the university. This makes communication between the university and the student very difficult. Therefore, we recommend that students do not request a privacy Hold unless it is absolutely necessary.

The university computer system will show if a student has a Privacy Hold.

Key Points:

  • A Privacy Hold prevents the university from disclosing the student's local address, local phone number, and university email address without written consent.
  • Students can request a Privacy Hold by the second week of the fall semester, to prevent the university from releasing any information about a student.
  • With a Privacy Hold, the university cannot even acknowledge that the person is a student at the institution.
  • A Privacy Hold is not recommended unless it is absolutely necessary.

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