Southwestern

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Policies

General

The Schedule of Classes is subject to modification by the University without notice.

Southwestern University, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, recognizes that qualified students who have diagnosed disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, are entitled to an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational program of the University and that reasonable academic accommodations may be necessary to provide that opportunity to students with disabilities.

Southwestern University's recruiting of students, awarding of financial aid and operation of programs and facilities are without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other impermissible factor. Southwestern University's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Directory Information

Southwestern University lists as STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION, AND DISPLAYS IN THE PASSWORD-PROTECTED SU ONLINE DIRECTORY the following items: Student name, classification, SU Box, voice mail, e-mail addresses, and cell phone number, while the NON-PROTECTED WEB DIRECTORY displays just name and e-mail address.

Also listed as DIRECTORY INFORMATION, but not displayed in the SU Directory, are: Date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weights and heights of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recently previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, "imagery", student class schedule, listings of candidates for degrees, local and home address and phone number, fulltime/part-time enrollment status, SU issued identification number, and other similar information.

SU policy precludes release of student addresses to those outside the SU community. That is, SU would release the local address and phone number to SU students, faculty, or staff, but would not give it to an individual outside SU; nor would SU provide a list of student address information to an organization or business outside SU.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the right to restrict unauthorized release of directory information. University staff may still view the student's record as required for their jobs, but they may not even verify enrollment to anyone outside the university, except with express written permission from the student. Such restriction causes the student name to be omitted from the printed directory, degree candidate lists, and all publicly available lists - unless expressly authorized in writing. To claim this protection, use the Confidentiality Form found via the Transcript Request and Other Forms link.