My name is not appearing on the Dean's List even though I meet the qualifications. How do I rectify the issue?
If ANY directory information has been suppressed with a record, the Office of University Relations will not print the student's name in their local newspaper. The directory information holds need to be lifted by issuing a written release with a signature to the Office of the Registrar by mail or fax. All questions can be directed to Irene Elbert at Irene.Elbert@uni.edu or 319-273-2216.
The name on the student record should be the student's complete and legal name. In evaluating and processing all name changes, the University reserves the right to require adequate and appropriate documentation, as warranted.
A name change request may be processed through a signed request form or an official application for admission or employment at the University. Additional documentation is not required for name changes due to marriage, divorce, or for changes to or from a formal name or initial. Additional documentation is required to alter the order of name, to change the spelling, add a title, delete or hyphen to an existing name, or completely change name.
What is a Directory Information (D.I.) hold, and what restrictions does it apply to the use of my account?
No personally-identifiable information (except Directory Information) from a student's education records shall be disclosed without the prior written consent of the student except as otherwise provided by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, and Chapter 22 of the Code of Iowa. Such written consent must be signed and dated, must specify the record of information to be released, and the reason for requesting the release. Personally-identifiable information may be disclosed to other school officials who have been determined to have a legitimate educational interest. "Other school officials" are those persons employed by the University in teaching, research, advisory, or administrative positions who contribute to the information contai
A signed release is required to remove directory information holds; therefore, we are unable to lift the holds by phone. You may come to our office in person to have the holds removed, or you may do so electronically through your MyUNIverse account.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits a school from disclosing personally identifiable information from students' education records without the consent of an eligible student. Due to this, a student number may not be given over the phone to protect the privacy of the student. If filling out a form that requires this number, please substitute your social security number or visit the office with photo identification to obtain the number.
How do I request that certain directory information not be released without my written authorization?
Directory information may be suppressed under the privacy tab in MyUNIverse or by submitting a signed release to the Office of the Registrar to release/suppress your information. Please note that suppression of any item of directory information will prevent publication of your name for Dean's List, and may prevent you from receiving information from academic departments, honoraries, service organizations and so forth.