Directory Information – The University of Central Arkansas defines “Directory Information” as student name, class level, full or part-time status, terms of enrollment at the University, degrees earned, and academic honors received. The University may release “Directory Information” without the consent of the student. All other information will be released only upon receipt of a signed waiver from the individual student that specifies the information to be released. In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, an enrolled student has the right to withhold the disclosure of “Directory Information.” The University provides a form by which an enrolled student can request the non-disclosure of “Directory Information.” The form may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at any time. The request for non-disclosure of “Directory Information” will be honored until the individual submits a written request to rescind it, even if he or she has subsequently left the institution. The University assumes no liability for honoring a request for the non-disclosure of “Directory Information.”

Academic Honors – A student who meets required academic criteria may be identified as the recipient of academic honors, including Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List, etc. However, this identification does not include the recipients of academic scholarships. A student may decline the listing or recognition of an academic honor by submitting a written request to the Provost no later than October 30th of the academic year.

Filing Complaint – Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University of Central Arkansas to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

FERPA Related Forms:

Non-disclosure of Directory InformationUsed to restrict the release of directory information.

1. Text for this page taken from the 2014-2015 UCA Student Handbook pgs. 28-31, section “University Records”.  Please reference the current student handbook and undergraduate bulletin for complete and up to date University policies and regulations.