The University is obligated to protect students' personal information. A critical area for protection is in the transfer of information, such as attendance sheets, essays, papers and lab reports, tests, grades, and the written comments of Professors/Instructors. This information must be managed so that students' personal information is not viewed, handled, used by or disclosed to other students, or to any other unauthorized persons, including other staff members.
Personal information about a student includes, but is not limited to, name, student number, home address and contact information, age, sex, marital status, health information (such as a doctor's note or accommodation information), information about the student's education and educational history, the student's own personal views or opinions (unless the views or opinions are about another person), any identifying number, symbol or other particular assigned to the student. In particular, student numbers, grades and comments must not be exposed to public view.
Steps to protecting students' personal information:
Last Updated: August 8, 2017