At its discretion, George Fox University may provide "directory information" in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The university construes the following information to be "directory information": parents' names and addresses; the student's name, permanent address, local address, temporary address, e-mail address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, major, dates of attendance, full-time and part-time status, degrees and awards received, class year, the most recent previous school attended, and for members of athletics teams, height, weight, and position played. The university also considers photographs to be directory information. As such, release of photographs is also permitted.
Students may restrict the release of their directory information to third parties by annually submitting a signed and dated statement to the registrar's office within the first two weeks of the semester. Otherwise, all photographs and information listed above are considered as "directory information" according to federal law. Non-directory information, notably grade records, are released to third parties only on written request of the student, or otherwise required by law (e.g., subpoena).