FERPA requires that Austin Peay State University (APSU), with certain exceptions,
obtain the student's written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable
information from their education records. However, APSU may disclose appropriately
designated “directory information” without written consent, unless the student has
advised APSU to the contrary in accordance with APSU’s procedures.
“Directory information” includes the following: the student’s name, address, telephone
listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially
recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams,
dates of attendance, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
by the student and degrees and awards received by a student. The University provides
each student the opportunity to restrict disclosure of the designated directory information.
The student will be given this opportunity at the beginning of each academic term
or must notify APSU in writing by the first day of classes for the semester in which
they are attending. (Forms may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.)
Information concerning educational records which is personally identifiable with a
particular student, other than directory information, shall not be released to persons,
agencies or organizations other than those herein described unless:
1. There is written consent from the student specifying the records to be released,
the reason for the release and to whom the information is to be released, with a copy
to the student, if requested, or
2. Such information is furnished in compliance with a judicial order or a subpoena,
provided that advance notice of the receipt of the order of subpoena shall be provided
to the student prior to compliance if possible. Personally identifiable education
records may be released to other school officials of the institution, including members
of the faculty, who have legitimate educational interests.
Visit www.apsu.edu/policy for the Confidentiality of Student Records Policy.
Additional APSU disclosures can be found at: https://www.apsu.edu/about-apsu/institutional-disclosures.php. Upon request, the disclosure information can be provided in paper copy.