What is Directory or Public Information?

" . . . information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed." (1988 Final Regulations)

Directory Information can NEVER include:

  • Social security number or
  • Student identification number
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Gender

See University of North Texas Directory Information for those items that can be released.

Can directory information be released to anyone who requests it?

  • NO - If the student has requested that directory information be withheld, no information can be released
    • outside of UNT except as provided by law.
    • to anyone within UNT who does NOT have a need to know.
  • YES - If the student has NOT requested that directory information be withheld.