Judson University, a Four Year Christian College in Elgin near Chicago. The Church at Work in Higher Education.

  • Privacy/Directory Information

    In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act of 1974, Judson University protects the rights of students in regard to the privacy and accuracy of their educational records.

    The following items are considered Directory Information that may be used in publicity or in response to inquires regarding a student: name, date and place of birth, dates of attendance or graduation, permanent residence, weight and height for members of athletic teams, major, religious preference, degree, awards and honors, participation in official activities, photographic and videotaped image, local address and phone number, most recent educational institution previously attended and University employment status. A student who does not want this information made public may indicate his restrictions to the Registrar within three days after the end of the registration period for each term.


    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (F.E.R.P.A.), also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects the privacy of student records. This Act provides students the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit the disclosure of information from the records. Under FERPA, colleges and universities have up to 45 days to comply with a request from a student to view their records.

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act strictly limits parental access to the educational records of their University-enrolled children. Judson University intends to comply fully with this Act. However, FERPA guidelines do allow students to voluntarily surrender some of their privacy rights.

    As a result, while Judson recognizes the legitimate interest of parents, guardians, and spouses to consult with professional staff about the academic and personal well-being of their students, the University cannot do so without a written release signed by the student. Each letter of release should be as specific as possible, specifying what information can be released, to whom it can be released and who at Judson is being authorized to release the specific information.

    For more information regarding FERPA, please contact Judson's Registrar's Office or visit the Department of Education website at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

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