Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) enacted in 1974 advises institutions to comply with policy concerning the release of directory information. NNU follows the FERPA guidelines of disclosure of personal information.

Directory information is considered not harmful and does not invade student privacy. Students may request that directory information not be disclosed by contacting the assistant registrar in the Emerson Administration Building, Room 10, or at

Name Address
Telephone E-mail Address
Major Dates of Attendance
Enrollment Status Degrees/Awards Received
Photographs Recent School Attended
Height/Weight of Athletes School Activity Participation

Non-directory information is personally identifiable information and is not given without written consent from the student, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

Student ID Number  
Social Security Number*  
Date/Place of Birth  

*Northwest Nazarene University requests the voluntary submission of student Social Security Numbers to assist in validating students, administering student financial aid programs, collecting student debts, and reporting under the Tax Relief Act of 1997.