The Federal Privacy Act stipulates that an institution has the right to declare one or more categories of information as public or directory information that may be released to the public at the discretion of the institution. Coastal Pines Technical College considers the following as directory information:
The Technical College System of Georgia and its technical colleges define "public directory information" as follows:
- Full name of the student
- Major and field(s) of study
- Enrollment Status (full-time, part-time, etc.)
- Degrees and awards and dates received
- Dates of attendance
- Participation in official sports and activities
- Height and weight of athletic team members
The Technical College System of Georgia and its technical colleges define “non-public directory information” as follows:
- Social Security Number
- User ID or other unique Personal Identifiable number
- Email address
- Telephone Number
Non-public directory information is not available to the public but is available to any college official. If the student has indicated to restrict their data, then college officials can only access the information when it is needed for educational purposes.
Additionally, certain state and federal laws require the release of certain student information without prior notification to the student.
Contact the Registrar's Office for more information.