Each year Bluefield State is required to give notice of the various rights accorded to parents and students pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
In accordance with FERPA, you are notified of the following:
Bluefield State has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The following information regarding students is considered directory information: (1) name, (2) address, (3) telephone number, (4) major field of study, (5) educational level and/or credits earned (6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports, (7) weight and height of members of athletic teams, (8) dates of attendance, (9) degrees and awards received, (10) the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, and (11) a photograph.
Directory information may be disclosed by this institution for any purpose in its discretion, without the consent of a parent of a student or an eligible student. Parents of students and eligible students have the right, however, to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information. In that case, this information will not be disclosed except with the consent of a parent or student, or as otherwise allowed by FERPA.
Any parent or student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect with this institution at the Registrar's Office, Conley Hall, on or before the last day of regular registration each semester. Forms for this purpose are available at that office.
In the event a refusal is not filed, this institution assumes that neither a parent of a student or eligible student objects to the release of designated directory information.
For additional information, contact the Registrar's Office.