If you have questions regarding Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) please contact the Registrar at MSU-Northern.

Privacy Rights

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, the Registrar informs students that the University may disclose information from the education record of a student who is or has been in attendance at Montana State University-Northern. The following information is considered by the University to be public in nature:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Year in school
  • Major
  • Scholarships awarded
  • Degrees conferred
  • Honors granted
  • Dates of attendance

Currently enrolled students have the right to refuse to permit the University to disclose the above information by submitting a "Privacy Rights" form. This form is the means by which the student notifies the Registrar of his/her intentions concerning the above information. The student is herewith notified that the consequences of submitting this form are:

  • If the student signs the request to have the Registrar keep the above information private, the University will not even acknowledge the fact of the student's enrollment to third parties (including parents), except in cases otherwise provided for, such as written requests for transcripts.
  • Emergency messages will not be taken for or relayed to the student.
  • The student's name will not appear on any lists released to third parties, including honor rolls and graduation.
  • This is an "all or nothing" policy.
    • The student may not select certain information or certain circumstances for non-disclosure.
  • Non-disclosure requests may be reversed by submission of notification to the Registrar's Office.