Release of student records at Oregon Institute of Technology is bound by federal law (FERPA), the Oregon Revised Statutes and by the Oregon Administrative Rules. FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, it restricts the type of information the university can share with students, individuals (including parents) and entities outside Oregon Tech; unless specifically authorized, in writing, by the student. Students may obtain file authorization/disclosure forms at the Registrar's Office.
However, FERPA allows an institution to define "directory information" that can be released. Consent from a student is not generally required for the release of directory information and it may be viewed and released to the public, unless the student has placed a confidentiality restriction on its release.