As outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) has the right to release, for reasons deemed legitimate, the following directory information about any IFSA-Butler student unless that student has requested in writing that their directory information be withheld from release. The following information is designated as directory information by IFSA-Butler:
Name; home, school and overseas addresses; e-mail address; telephone number; date of birth; hometown; citizenship; gender; previous schools attended; academic year; major field of study; dates of attendance; overseas university attended; special awards received; scholarships awarded.
Students who wish to have any or all of the above categories withheld from release must put their requests in writing by stating which categories they do not want released as directory information. The request must also contain the student's signature. Please address all requests to:
Institute for Study Abroad
1100 W. 42nd Street, Suite 305
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Students who have reached the age of 18 or have entered into a postsecondary learning institution have the right to:
• inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the institution receives a request for access;
• have some control over the disclosure of information from their education records;
• seek to amend education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA;
• file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with requirements of FERPA.
IFSA-Butler adheres to these fundamental rights of students who participate on IFSA-Butler programs. For further information regarding how FERPA applies to your study abroad experience, please contact Rhonda Hinkle.
Additional FERPA information can be found at:
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
U.S. Department of Education––Family Compliance Office