Release of Information Policy

Duke University adheres to a policy permitting students access to their education records and certain financial information. Students may request review of any information which is contained in their education records and may, using appropriate procedures, challenge the content of these records. An explanation of the complete policy on education records may be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.

No information, except directory information (see below) and notices about academic progress to parents and guardians, contained in any student records is released to persons outside the university or to unauthorized persons on the campus, without the written consent of the student. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the Office of the University Registrar and other university offices, as appropriate, with the necessary specific authorization and consent.

Directory information includes:

  • Name(s)
  • Addresses
  • Duke Unique ID
  • Telephone listing(s)
  • Email Addresses
  • Place of birth
  • Photograph(s)
  • Major fields of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Most recent previous educational institution attended

This information may be released to appear in public documents and may otherwise be disclosed without student consent unless a written request not to release this information is filed in the Office of the University Registrar by the end of the first week of classes each term.

For more detailed information concerning Duke's records policies see Duke University Policy and Procedures Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.