As defined by Alfred State, directory information includes name, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of attendance, Alfred State e-mail addresses, date and place of birth, college major, expected date of graduation, degrees, awards received, photographs, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized sports activities, weights and heights of athletes, and most recent previous educational institution attended. The college can release this information without the student’s written request. However, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have the right to refuse to permit disclosure of any or all of those items without their prior written consent. Students who prefer not to have their directory information disclosed must sign a statement so attesting. This can be done in the Student Records and Financial Services Office before 11 a.m. of the semester census date and to continue in effect, must be done each and every semester of the student’s attendance. Under FERPA, if the Student Records and Financial Services Office does not hear from a student by that time, the student’s directory information may be released.
Directory Information may be released at the discretion of Alfred State. Distribution of student directories (including labels) to third parties for commercial use or solicitation purposes is prohibited. This is in compliance with the provisions of FERPA. Further, the Student Records and Financial Services Office will provide directory information to the military upon written request as mandated by the Solomon Amendment.