Privacy Policy

Release of Student Information

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have the following rights:

Right to inspect and review student’s record:

Students should submit a written request to the Registrar, indicating which records they wish to inspect. The University will make such records available within 45 days of the receipt of the request. Students do not have the right to inspect confidential letters and recommendations if the student has waived the right to inspect.

Right to seek amendments to records:

Students should submit a written request to the Registrar, indicating which records they wish to have amended and the reasons. The University will notify the student in writing of the decision regarding amendment of the record.

Right to consent to disclosure:

The University may disclose the following directory information unless the student or parent of a dependent student makes a written request to withhold information: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date and place of birth (only for official requests for group lists for legitimate agencies such as the US Air Force), major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status, GPA, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors, awards, and most recent educational agency attended. Written request for nondisclosure should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Exceptions to student rights regarding disclosure:

The University is authorized to disclose student information without consent in the following circumstances:

  • Information designated as “directory information”
  • Disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests
  • Disclosure to an alleged victim of a crime of violence
  • Disclosure to officials of another institution where student seeks to enroll
  • Request from Comptroller General of US, Secretary, or state/local educational authorities
  • Disclosure in connection with financial aid for which student has applied
  • Disclosure to accrediting agencies
  • Disclosure to parents of dependent students
  • To comply with judicial order or subpoena (A reasonable attempt to notify must be made.)
  • Disclosure in connection with a health or safety emergency

Right to file a complaint:

Students have a right to file a complaint concerning alleged failure of Wilmington University to comply with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Complaints should be mailed to:

Family Policy Compliance Office

US Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

Annual Notification to Students

Wilmington University is required to notify students annually of their rights regarding privacy. Students are notified of their FERPA rights by publication in the university catalog and on the Wilmington University website. Additional information about FERPA can be found at the following web address: