In accordance with the Roseman University of Health Sciences (Roseman) policy and the U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Roseman vigorously protects the privacy of student educational records.

Students’ Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), establishes that a post-secondary student has the right to inspect and review his/her academic records and generally prohibits outside parties from obtaining the information contained in these records without the student’s written consent. However, a student may waive the right to review certain confidential information, for example, letters of recommendation placed in the student’s file.
See the “Withholding Directory Information” section below for more information regarding student’s rights.

Directory Information

Under the terms of FERPA, Roseman University may release “directory information” to those requesting it unless a student specifically requests otherwise.

Directory information at Roseman University includes:
  1. Students name, address, or telephone number
  2. Student email address
  3. Dates of attendance
  4. Class standing
  5. Enrollment status (full or part-time)
  6. Major field of study
  7. Honors and awards
  8. Biographies and photographs

No other student information is released to non-university personnel without the student’s written permission unless required by law.

Please note: If a student restricts the release of directory information, a note will be placed on the student’s record and no information will be released without written consent of the student. The waiver remains in effect until rescinded by the student, even after graduation.

Exceptions

As permitted under federal law, the sole exception to the above practice is the release of directory information considered to be public in nature and not generally deemed to be an invasion of privacy. Roseman uses directory information for educational purposes, such as to mail notices to students about changes in policies, services or opportunities. Directory information may also be provided to the alumni association, foundations, or other individuals for purposes that may be beneficial to students. Roseman exercises discretion in responding to requests for directory information and may or may not provide such information when requested, depending on the intended purpose of the request as provided by the requester.

Withholding Directory Information

Students have the right to request that Roseman not release parts or all of his/her directory information.

To restrict the release of directory information, students complete a FERPA Written Consent/Waiver Form and submit it to the Registrar/Student Services Office on the respective campus.

If a student restricts the release of directory information, a note will be placed on the student’s record and no information will be released without written consent of the student. The waiver remains in effect until rescinded by the student, even after graduation.

Students are advised to consider carefully the consequences of any decision made regarding the withholding of any category of directory information, as any future requests for such information from non-institutional persons or organizations will be refused. Some of the effects of this decision to request confidential status include, but are not limited to:

  • Friends or relatives trying to reach a student will be told “we have no information on this person that we can release at this time” or “we have no information that we can release related to that individual”.
  • Information on a student’s enrollment status will be suppressed, so if a loan company, prospective employer, family members, etc. inquire about a student, they will be informed that the University does not have information that it can release related to the student
  • Roseman will honor the student’s request to withhold all categories of information designated by Roseman as directory information but will not assume responsibility for contacting the student for subsequent permission to release them.

If students wish to withhold the disclosure of all the items of directory information, they are required to complete the student request to prevent disclosure of “directory information” form and submit it to the appropriate Dean’s or Program Director’s Office. This form must be received by the appropriate office within the first two weeks of class. If this form is not received by that date, all directory information will be disclosed for the remainder of the academic year.