Directory Information

The University is responsible for effectively supervising any access to and/or release of official directory information about students. In connection with University commencements, dean's list announcements, scholarship presentations, athletic contests, or other University-related news stories, the Office of Marketing and Communications may have occasion to release information about a student.

At its discretion, the University may provide the following directory information regarding students without their consent: name, address (local and permanent); telephone number; email address; date and place of birth; major; student activities including athletics; weight and height (of athletic team members); dates of attendance; date of graduation; degrees, honors, and awards received and where received; most recent educational institution attended; photographs; and the names and addresses of parents, guardians, or spouses. Such information is considered part of the public record of the student's attendance.

A student may request that any of this information not be made public. To protect this information from public release, complete the Request to Withhold Directory Information Form online, sign and date it, and it will be routed automatically to the Office of the University Registrar. The request shall remain in effect until revoked by the student in writing.

While the University of New Haven will take reasonable measures to honor such written requests, students, faculty, or staff who do not want to be photographed or recorded are responsible for removing themselves from the area in which photographing/recording is occurring, or notifying the camera operator of their opt-out status so that their images can be identified and excluded as appropriate.

Failure to do so may result in the individual’s inclusion in a photograph or recording; it will be deemed equivalent to a release, and will allow the University of New Haven to use that photograph or recording as it chooses.