Student Privacy Rights & Responsibilities (FERPA)
DeVry University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which:
- Protects the privacy of students' educational records
- Establishes students' rights to inspect and review their academic records
- Provides guidelines for correcting inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) governs the release and access of education records maintained by DVU. Under FERPA, certain directory information (as defined by the institution) may be released without the student's written consent as it is not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
DeVry defines directory information to include the following information which can be released to the public unless a student requests in writing that this information be withheld. Students who have requested that their directory information be withheld will not appear in the published DeVry commencement programs, the Dean's List or other public documents.
- Telephone number
- Date and place of birth
- Major field of study
- Dates of attendance
- Awards received
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- The most recent previous institution attended
- Other similar information as defined by the institution