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Request for a Directory Information Restriction

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, designates certain information related to a student as "Directory Information." FERPA gives the University the right to disclose such information to anyone inquiring without having to ask a student for permission, unless the student specifically requests in writing that all such information not be made public without written consent, except by the National Student Clearinghouse to loan guarantors.

Rosalind Franklin University has designated the following as "Student Directory Information":

  • Student's name
  • Local address
  • Permanent address
  • Email address
  • Telephone listings
  • Year at the university
  • Dates of attendance
  • Academic college and major field of study
  • Enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part time)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • Photographic or electronic pictures or images


Consider carefully the consequences of any decision made by you to restrict your "Student Directory Information," as any future requests for such information will be refused. Examples of, but not limited to, potential impacts are: no acknowledgement of your attendance at RFU to potential employers, no verification of degrees to requestors. RFU will honor your request to hold "Student Directory Information" but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release it. Regardless of the effect upon you, RFU assumes no liability for honoring your instructions that such information may be withheld.

If the form is submitted before you have left the university (i.e. graduated, or withdrawn), the "Student Directory Information" hold will remain in effect until the Office of the Registrar receives a written request to release the hold.

If you wish to restrict the disclosure of all "Student Directory Information" items, the Request for a Directory Information Restriction form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064. Within 24 hours from the submission of the form, the hold will restrict the release of all "Student Directory Information" in the RFU student information system.

Release of a Directory Information Restriction

If you have previously submitted a Request for a Directory Information Restriction but now wish to disclose your information (i.e. release the directory information restriction), please contact the Registrar’s Office.