Student Records and Privacy

When a student is enrolled at an institution of higher learning, a substantial amount of personal information and educational data is collected, maintained, used and disseminated. Students are encouraged to review the information available to them on the HU Portal at Huntington University recognizes and desires to protect the rights of privacy of the student, providing access to his or her educational data and the right to challenge the contents of his or her records for inaccurate or misleading information.

In general, only those persons directly involved in the educational process have access to the student’s records unless the student gives permission, in writing or electronically, to release the information. 

Some information has been designated as directory information by the University. The University may release directory information to outside parties without the student’s prior consent. Directory information includes the following: name, identification number, mailing address, e-mail address, home telephone number, date and place of birth, major fields of study, classification, participation in recognized activities and sports, photograph, dates of attendance, full-time and part-time status, eligibility for licensing or certification and degrees and awards received. 

Students may request that directory information not be disclosed by completing a request in the Office of the Registrar. The University maintains a complete policy statement in accord with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, obtainable from the Office of the Registrar.