Privacy Rights

The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 establishes certain rights. The following statement summarizes these privacy rights and the policy of Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU). Students of OPSU have the right to inspect and review information contained in their educational records; challenge the contents of their educational records; bring forth a hearing if the outcome of their challenge of the contents of their educational records is unsatisfactory; prevent disclosure, with certain exceptions, of personally identifiable information from their educational records; secure a copy of the institutional policy, which includes the location of all educational records; file complaints with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs concerning alleged failures of OPSU to comply with the act; file with the Office of the Registrar during the first two weeks of the fall semester written requests not to release information pertaining to them.

Directory information will be released by the Office of the Registrar until receipt of a request from the student asking that this information not be released.

OPSU has declared the following information to be directory information:

  • Student’s name
  • Local and permanent addresses
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Weight and height of student
  • Dates of attendance at OPSU
  • Degrees and awards granted
  • Academic classification (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
  • Institutional Email Address
  • Photographs

To comply with federal regulations, OPSU maintains records of the formal, written student complaints filed with the offices of the president, vice president for academic affairs, and Director of student services.