Request to Withhold Directory Information

Please print, sign, and return the completed form to:

Office of the University Registrar
112 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Please print, sign, and return the completed form to:
Office of the University Registrar
112 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

NOTE: Students with access to LionPATH should complete and submit a request to withhold directory information using the Change Directory Info (FERPA) form in LionPATH.

The following items of information regarding a student's record are considered directory information. Directory information is considered as public information and may be released without the student's prior consent.

  1. Name
  2. Address (local, permanent residence and electronic mail)
  3. Telephone number
  4. Class level (semester class or level: first-year, sophomore, junior, senior, etc.)
  5. Major
  6. Student activities
  7. Weight/height (athletic teams)
  8. Dates of attendance
  9. Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, or not enrolled)
  10. Date of graduation
  11. Degrees and awards received and where received
  12. Most recent educational institution attended

Filing this form will preclude the University from releasing directory information to anyone (including yourself) without express written consent. To process this request you must present this form along with photo identification to any campus Registrar's office or mail this form along with a copy of photo identification to the address listed above.

I have read this form carefully and understand the consequences of my decision to prevent release directory information. I understand:

  • this prohibits Penn State from acknowledging any information regarding my enrollment to any third party including employers, loan deferments, requests from non-institutional persons/organizations, or me unless a written request with my signature is received. No information will be released to me or any person(s) via the telephone or email.
  • this does not prevent disclosure to personnel within the University or a lawfully issued subpoena.
  • this suppresses my information verbally and in printed form (i.e. campus directory, Web directory, Commencement Program).
  • that this is applicable until such time as I request that it be removed, that I must initiate this option by filing a request to "Release Directory information" with photo identification.


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9-digit Penn State ID number
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Please review your entries on this form. If all information is entered correctly, please print, sign, and submit the form to the address at the top.

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Last Revised: 3/1/11