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Directory Restriction

A request for a Directory Restriction is one of your rights under FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). 

When the Directory Restriction is applied to your academic record, Eastern will not release directory information which includes, but is not limited to: name, address, telephone number, email, student net ID, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, and degrees and awards received, to a third party without your written consent.  Exceptions to release of directory information without your written consent include: upon presentation of a court order or subpoena, to student loan lenders (directly and/or through the National Student Clearinghouse), in a health and/or safety emergency, for routine administrative and statistical purposes, and under any other allowable exceptions outlined in FERPA, 34 CFR part 99.31.  EWU does not provide any student information to commercial enterprises or businesses.

Additionally, with a Directory Restriction you will not have information forwarded to the National Student Clearinghouse for the purposes of issuing enrollment verifications and degree verifications to insurance providers, potential employers, etc.  Your name will not appear on any publicly released honors list and will not be printed in the commencement program.  If you are a student athlete, this restriction will limit the ability of the university to share your name and other information with the media and/or any other third party.  You also will not receive any general University mailings about student life/campus activities.Additionally, Eastern Washington University staff will not discuss information about your student record with you over the phone and you must come to EWU in person to transact any business in regards to your student record or you will need to conduct all business with the University by logging into EagleNET. 

Removing a Directory Restriction

Online or telephone removal of your directory restriction is not available. If you wish to remove your directory restriction, you may make your request the following two ways:

1.  In Person
During normal business hours, bring your picture identification to one of the following locations:

Eastern Washington University Records and Registration–201 Sutton Hall–Cheney WA 99004-2441
EWU Spokane Student Support CenterPhase I Bldg Room 101–Spokane WA  99202

2.  Written Request

Faxed or mailed or "scanned and emailed" requested are processed within two business days after receipt of the request. Written requests must include:

  • Your printed name;
  • Your  EWU Identification Number;
  • Date of birth;
  • Daytime phone number or email address you can be contacted at;
  • Your signature;
  • Copy of your driver's license or state identification card.

Send your request to:
Records and Registration—201 Sutton Hall-Cheney WA 99004-2441
Fax: 509.359.6153

or email  *note:  emailed copies must have your signature to release the restriction.


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