Access to Records

University policy grants access by students to their education records under conditions which conform to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. This policy is regulated by the appropriate federal guidelines.

Students can also assign access of academic and financial information to those they designate by assigning a PIN to those specific individuals.  Assigning PINs can be completed in mySVSU by navigating to Self Service (Cardinal Direct)→Students→Communication→ Personal Information Release.

Directory information may be published or released unless a student informs the Registrar's Office in writing before the first day of classes that any or all items should not be released without prior consent of the student. Directory information is defined to include student's name, address, telephone listing, e-mail, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, date of attendance, degree and awards received and the most previous institution attended by the student.

Please consider very carefully the consequences of any decision by you to withhold any category of directory information. Should you decide to inform the institution not to release any or all of this directory information, any future request for such information from non-institutional persons or organizations will be refused.

The University will honor your request to withhold any of the directory information to the end of August of the current academic year, but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release them. Regardless of the effect upon you, the University assumes no liability for honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.

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