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Policies & Regulations - Confidentiality (FERPA)

Student and Parent Rights Relating to Educational Records including Directory Information and Prior Consent

Release of Directory Information

The University of Maine has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of FERPA.  Such directory information may be publicly shared by the University unless the student has taken formal action to restrict its release.  Directory information includes:

Students have three choices pertaining to the release of directory information:

The default setting is set to “Release all directory information,” if you wish to change the setting you may do so in your MaineStreet Student Center.  A quick guide is available which describes this process.

Considerations to be made when selecting “Do not release any directory information:”

Student Information Release

The Student Consent To Release Information Form (PDF) form allows students to give access to their educational records to specified individuals. This access remains in effect until the student revokes permission in writing.  Once the Office of Student Records receives the completed form, the information will be documented in MaineStreet.If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact The Office of Student Records at 581-1290.

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5748 Memorial Union
Orono , ME 04469-5748
Phone: (207) 581-1406 | Fax: (207) 581-4215
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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