code of community responsibility

Directory Information Public Notice

At its discretion Colby-Sawyer College may provide directory information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated directory information at Colby-Sawyer College includes the following: student's name, college mailing address, college telephone number, college e-mail address, major field of study, enrollment status, class level, date of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees, honors and awards received, and most recent education agency or institution attended.

Students may request to withhold directory information by notifying the registrar in writing. Note that withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for educational purposes. Students should consider all aspects of a directory hold prior to filing such a request. The initial request may be filed at any time. Requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the college for no more than one academic year. Re-authorization to withhold directory information must be filed annually in the registrar's office within the first two weeks of the fall semester. Please note, however, that if a student, at his or her last opportunity as a student, requested that directory information not be disclosed, the college will continue to honor that request until informed to the contrary. Colby- Sawyer College assumes no liability as a result of honoring a student's instructions that directory information be withheld.


Policy reviewed September 2014. Questions about this policy should be directed to the college's registrar.

Rationale
  • The college supports the federal government's efforts to balance student privacy with the need of certain college officials and other agencies for certain information so they can assist our students.
Values
  • Integrity