Student Handbook - page 65

Page 65 of 66
Updated 08.27.2014
A formal hearing may be conducted upon the student’s written request to the administrator who is responsible for
keeping the records. A panel of persons who do not have direct interest in the outcome of the hearing will then be
appointed by the president of the university subject to approval by the student involved. The hearing will be held
within a reasonable time, and a decision will be rendered in writing within a reasonable time.
The university will not permit access to or release educational records or personally identifiable information, other
than campus directory information, without the written consent of the student.
Directory information is information which is customarily made public without the written consent of the student.
A student may request that the university not disclose directory information by making written notice to the Office
of the Registrar on or before the last official day to register for the fall semester. A request for nondisclosure will
be honored for only one academic year or until the university receives written notification that information should
no longer be withheld, whichever occurs first. Directory information may include: name, address, telephone
number, dates of attendance, classification, a class schedule for the current semester, previous institution(s)
attended, major field of study, awards, honors, degree(s) conferred and date(s), past and present participation in
officially recognized sports and activities, and physical factors of athletes (age, height, weight).
Personally identifiable information includes: the student’s parent or other family member, a personal identifier
such as the student’s social security number, date and place of birth, a list of characteristics which would make
identification of the student possible, or other information which would make it possible to identify the student
with reasonable certainty.
HSU reserves the right to give directory information to the public only on individual students.
The student will be required to submit written consent with his/her signature or electronic PIN authorizing the
university to release educational records (transcripts may be ordered in HSU Central Self-­‐Service: Students,
Student Profile, Order Transcripts) to individuals (including parents) or agencies. Students may request and receive
copies of all released information subject to payment of costs for the copies.
The university may release personal information to appropriate persons or agencies without student or parental
consent if such information is deemed necessary to protect the health or safety of a student or other persons.
The university will maintain a record indicating all parties who have requested or maintained access to a student’s
records (other than university personnel). The record will indicate the legitimate interest that such parties had for
obtaining the information. Such records of access will be kept in the Office of the Registrar and will be available to
the student on request.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, concerning any alleged failure by this
institution to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Financial Responsibility
The university disclaims any responsibility for debts incurred by any student organization, student, employee, or
faculty member unless advance authorization is made for the purchase. The failure to pay legitimate bills to local
commercial establishments or to the university itself impairs the credit of all university students. Students should
always be prompt in the payment of financial obligations.
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