The Buckley Amendment is the common name for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. This federal law was designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records, limiting the information that may be disclosed without the student's written permission to "directory information".
"Directory information" includes the student's name, addresses (local, permanent and email), telephone number (local and permanent), date and place of birth, major field of study, concentrations(s) and minor(s), participation in recognition activities (i.e. athletics), height and weight of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, all educational institutions previously attended, academic awards/scholarships, title of master thesis, number of credits (full-time and part-time) for which a student is registered, pictures of student in university publications, press releases and advertisements, class level and anticipated graduation date.
PLEASE NOTE: Students have the right to refuse to permit the release of any of the above information, but that is an issue you must address with the Registrars Office, Administration Building.