Definitions, Laws, and Polices


  • Directory Information – information contained in a student’s education record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. FERPA requires each institution to define its directory items. (see JRA/JRC)
  • Education Record – those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution. (see JRA/JRC)
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.


Board Policies