Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA), the following directory information may be made public unless the student desires to withhold any or all of this information:
Currently enrolled students wishing to withhold any or all directory information items may do so by going to https://howdy.tamu.edu and clicking on the "My Information" icon.
Once information has been published in a printed publication, it cannot be removed from that publication. The campus directory is published once a year, and after it is compiled, no information can be removed before the next printing.
Only currently enrolled students are eligible to restrict directory information. Once a student has left the university, they can no longer set restrictions on directory information at the university. If a student restricts his/her directory information and leaves the university, the restriction continues until the student removes it.
Statement of Rights
Texas A&M University encourages students to exercise all of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g). Operating under the premise that the educational process is a cooperative venture between a student and the university, the university emphasizes the following rights of students:
All the rights and protections given under FERPA belong to the student. However, information in student records may be provided to parents/legal guardians without the written consent of the student if the eligible student is a financial dependent of his or her parents/legal guardians as defined under Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
For procedures on how to inspect and review or correct education records, please refer to the Texas A&M University Standard Administrative Procedure on Student Records.
Records Not Available Under FERPA for Inspection and Review
Students shall have access to all of their education records as maintained by the University with the exception of the following:
Questions concerning the Family Education Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) may be referred to the Registrar.
Certification of Dependency
Parent Guardian Access to View Certain Non-Directory Information
Penalties for Violating FERPA