Privacy in Student Records

                Roanoke College designates the following categories of student information as public or "Directory Information."  The College may disclose such information at its discretion. 


Current Enrollment Status

Local Address

Local Telephone Number

Home Telephone Number

Campus E-mail address

Date and Place of Birth

Dates of Attendance

Grade Level (Classification)

Schedule of Classes

Previous Institutions Attended

Major Field(s) of study

Minor Field(s) of study

Concentration(s) of study

Awards and honors

Photographic or videotaped image

Participation in officially recognized sports and activities, including fraternities and sororities

Physical factors of athletes (height and weight)


Requests for non-disclosure may be made by currently enrolled students.  To withhold disclosure, written notification must be made to the Roanoke College Registrar's Office.  Requests are in effect from the date received in writing from the student until rescinded in writing by the student.  Students should understand that, by withholding directory information, some information considered important to students might not reach them.

Note:  This policy does not include the release of any information regarding a student's grade point average or academic standing.  Release of information of this type is only allowed with the written consent of the student by fax or letter. 

The above policy is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and has been reviewed by a representative of the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education.  Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Registrar's Office.