The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without the student's consent. One exception is disclosure to other University officials who have been determined to have a legitimate educational interest in the information. A University official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another University official in performing his/her duties. A University official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to perform his/her official duties.
Upon request, the University also discloses education records without the student's consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. In addition, directory information may be disclosed without a student's consent unless the student has advised the registrar in writing that he/she wishes to restrict access to this information. "Directory Information" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, major, field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, as well as the weight and height of members of athletic teams.
Students may choose to place or remove restrictions on their directory information by contacting the Office of the Registrar.