What does SMU define as Directory Information?
Under FERPA, the University may identify certain student
information as directory information that may be released
to third-parties without a student's consent. SMU's definition of
directory information includes the following:
Personal data which
name, Address (home & mailing)
& mailing), SMU assigned e-mail address
which includes: Academic
Program (school of record,
degree objectives, majors, minors, expected graduation date), Academic
Level (classification), Current Enrollment Status (full,
half, part-time, etc.), Attendance Dates, Degrees and Awards
received, Previous Education including all past schools and/or institutions attended
the studentís participation in officially recognized
activities and sports, including an athleteís weight and
has the right to restrict disclosure/release of directory
information to third-parties.
View instructions on how to restrict the release of Directory Information (PDF)
happens when a student's Directory Information is restricted?
restricting all SMU directory information, the student denies
access to current or potential employers, other educational
institutions, credit card companies, scholarship committees,
insurance companies (health, auto, life, etc.) and other similar
The studentís directory information will not appear in the
SMU Directory of Students, Staff and Faculty published at
the beginning of each academic year (fall term).
After a studentĎs request to restrict directory information
is processed, student leaders continue to have access to the
studentís directory information if he/she participates in
Restrictions on directory information do not apply to in-class communications.
Studentís name may not appear in various programs or brochures printed by the University.
Faculty/Staff on Student
restricted to SMU faculty/staff. Please log in with your SMU ID, ie. "SMU\12345678" and your
For more information contact the University Registrarís Office at (214)768-2038 or
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.