Privacy Request

This web page allows you to view and control the level of disclosure of your record information.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the right to refuse to permit USF disclose Directory Information.

What is disclosure?

Permission to release, or communicate personally identifiable information. Common disclosures include: An enrollment verification to your insurance company; a degree verification to a prospective employer; your name listed in the USF Directory, or Commencement and Honors programs; or your name, address, or telephone number being made available to the public for marketing purposes.

What is Student Directory Information?

Directory Information that USF may provide entities external to the institution includes student name, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, degrees and awards received or a lack thereof, participation in officially registered activities and sports, and photographic image.

What information is not considered directory information?

Student ID number, Social Security Number, date of birth, citizenship, gender, grades, GPA, email, and other similar items not specifically listed as Directory Information are not disclosed to "non-university officials" without prior written consent of the student.

When should privacy requests be submitted?

To be excluded from the annual printed USF Directory, your request for "Privacy" must be received by the Office of the Registrar on the Tampa campus by the end of the second week of classes each term. No public disclosures will be made until after this deadline. The Office of the Registrar will accept privacy requests throughout the year but assumes no responsibility for disclosures made prior to receipt of the request.

How long does my request last?

Privacy requests will become effective within 48 hours of receipt by the Office of the Registrar and will remain in effect until you provide authorization to the Office of the Registrar requesting removal.

What about inside USF?

Unless you suppress your information through the link below, the following elements will appear in the internal, password protected USF Directory: Name, Student Contact List, USF email address, institutional affiliations (major, work-study location), college, campus, campus phone and campus mail-stop. This online contact list is available to any member of the university community with an active Net ID.

Click here to change your Privacy Status