Your rights & privacy


FERPA regulations allow for access to your records without your consent in certain cases, including:

  • By a third party designated by a federal or state authority to evaluate an education program
  • By researchers performing certain types of studies, even when IU East objects to or does not request such research
  • By state authorities who may use your information to track your participation in education and other programs

Explore other FERPA exceptions

You, online

IU maintains an online address book that allows users to find limited information for a student by searching on name or university network ID. The address book will display your name, campus, and (if available) email address.

In Canvas, IU’s course management system, only the instructor and the students enrolled in your course section will see your name in the roster—and nothing else, unless you release additional information through your Canvas profile.

Block (or unblock) your directory information

You can block all information from appearing in both the address book and Canvas by filing a request for non-disclosure of directory information form with the Office of the Registrar. This will prevent your directory information from being released to any person other than an IU East faculty or staff member. If you change your mind later, you can file a removal of the restraint.

Download the non-disclosure of directory information form

Download the form to rescind the non-disclosure of directory information

Once you've completed the form, send it as an email attachment to or return it to the Office of the Registrar by mail or in-person.

*If you have trouble with the PDF forms and would like to request a more accessible version, contact the Office of the Registrar.