Metropolitan State University protects the confidentiality of student records in compliance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Minnesota state statute, "Official Records - Collection, Security and Dissemination."

Official student files are maintained by the Registrar's Office. Upon written request, students have the right to inspect their university records. Certain information collected by the university is considered to be "directory information," which may be released to the general public. This includes:

  • Student's name(s)
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Dates of attendance
  • Most recent previous educational institution attended
  • Grade level or enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate/graduate; full time or part time)
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Date of graduation
  • Height and weight of members of athletic teams

Students who wish to restrict the release of any or all of the above information may do so by contacting Gateway Student Services. The university will not release information other than the items listed above without your specific written permission, except to those officials or agencies with specific legal authorization. Refer to the Privacy of Education Records Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, University Policy #1040.