Access to Student Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. S1232g, commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment, establishes rights for eligible students and their parents with respect to records maintained by the University. Basic among those rights are: (a) the right to inspect and review covered educational records maintained by Saint Xavier University; (b) the right to privacy regarding those same records; and (c) the right to amend records believed to contain inaccurate or misleading statements, or other statements infringing on the student’s rights. The student may not, however, withhold this information from the University.

This notice is issued pursuant to the Buckley Act and its implementing regulation (41 F.R. 24662 et seq.) to officially advise the student of those rights. By this statement, the University also wishes to notify students of its commitment to the principle of student rights underlying the legislation and its intent to comply fully with its provisions. The complete text of the Buckley Amendment and regulations and copies of the University policy implementing the law are available to you through the Office for Student Affairs (L-208) and the University library. Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all of the categories of Directory Information listed below:

Category 1  Name, dates of attendance, class, email address.
Category 2 Previous institution(s) attended, major field of study, awards, honors, (includes Dean’s List),
degree(s) conferred including dates.
Category 3 Past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, physical factors
(height, weight of athletes), date and place of birth of athletes.


Consideration should be given to the consequences of any decision to withhold any category of Directory Information. Informing the institution not to release any or all of this Directory Information means that any future requests for such information from non-institutional persons or organizations will be refused.

The institution will honor student requests to withhold any of the categories listed above but cannot assume responsibility to contact students for subsequent permission to release them. Regardless of the effect, the institution assumes no liability for honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.

Any questions concerning rights under this law should be directed to the Director of Records and Registration, Room A-203, Warde Academic Center, 773-298-3501,