The Catholic University of America

What is Directory Information?

  • Information contained in a student's education record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
  • CUA may disclose directory information without a student's consent. Use discretion.
  • CUA defines the following as directory information:
    • Name
    • Addresses (local and permanent)
    • E-mail addresses
    • Dates of Attendance (start and end date of semesters enrolled, not attendance records in particular courses)
    • Enrollment status (e.g. full-time or part-time)
    • Major
    • School
    • Degrees and awards received
    • Photographs
    • Participation in officially recognized sports and activities
    • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Any other data item not on the above list, may not be released without written and signed consent from the student unless release is to a school official with legitimate educational interest.


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