Directory Information

Release of student record information is generally not done at Fordham University without the expressed, written consent of the student. There are, however, some exceptions.

For example, Fordham University, at its discretion, may release the following Directory Information without the student’s consent: student’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g. undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received (e.g., Dean’s List recognition), and the most recent educational agency or institution attended, and other such similar information. 

Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information. To do so, you must complete the Educational Record Sharing (FERPA) Block form, also available on the My.Fordham Student tab under “Electronic Forms.” Please note two important details regarding placing a “No Release” (FERPA Block) on your record:

  • Fordham University receives many inquiries for directory information from a variety of sources outside the institution, including friends, parents, relatives, prospective employers, scholarship programs, the news media and honor societies. Having a “No Release” on your records will preclude release (block the sharing) of such information, even to those people.
  • A “No Release” applies to all elements of directory information on your record. Fordham University does not apply a “No Release” differently to the various directory information data elements.