Minnesota State University Moorhead's Student Record Policy governs the conduct of University employees who act in the student's educational interest within the limits of the employee's need to know.
Student records maintained by the University fall into two general categories: public directory information and educational records. Employees of the university have access to both categories. It is the employee's responsibility to be aware of the FERPA policy.
MSUM may disclose directory information of students. Directory information includes:
MSUM designates the following information as limited directory information:
Accordingly, this information will not be provided to external parties not contractually affiliated with MSUM. Use and disclosure of this information shall be limited to publication on websites hosted by, on behalf of, or for the benefit of MSUM, including the online directory and those officials within MSUM who have access, consistent with FERPA, to such information.
Students may refuse to permit the disclosure of directory information if they notify MSUM's Registrar in writing they do not want such information disclosed.
It can be confusing on what data is classified and how it needs to be handled. This guide will help you determine what classification the data is in and what software can be used to convey this data or where/if it can be stored. You can also reference the list of recommended resources on how to store and share data.