Pursuant to FERPA regulations (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99.37) and Florida Statute 1002.22, Polk State College hereby designates the following categories of student information as "directory information," which may be made public for College purposes unless the student is in an exempt category as defined by Florida Statute 119.071(4(d)1).
- Student's name
- Student's primary address
- Dates and status of college enrollment
- Classification (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
- Previous institutions attended
- Student's current primary program objective
- Awards received
- Degree(s) conferred (including dates and any graduation honors)
- Past and present participation in officially-recognized sports and activities
- Physical factors of athletes
Such information may be disclosed at the discretion of the College for any legitimate purpose as defined by the College, except as provided in the opt-out option. The College may share any portion of student records with post-secondary institutions to which the student is enrolled or intends to enroll, or with the student's high school or governing school board as necessary to provide for pathways of transfer, degree completion, or other legitimate educational purpose on behalf of the student pursuant to 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99.33 and 99.34.
Students may opt-out of disclosure of this information. To do so, a student must meet with the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar and complete, sign, and submit to the Registrar a FERPA Non-Disclosure Request Form. Students who qualify as exempt from disclosure of directory information by Florida Statute 119.071 (4(d)1) and current and former military service members who servied since September 11, 2001, their spouses, and dependents are required to notify the Registrar by completing, signing, and submitting the FERPA Non-Disclosure Request Form. The request may be made at any time and remains in effect unless and until the student submits to the Registrar a request for it to be removed or the student is deceased.
If the student does not complete and submit the appropriate form requesting the withholding of directory information, the College assumes the student consents to the disclosure of such information.
The College disclaims any and all liability for inadvertent disclosure of directory information designated to be withheld.