Information On Release Of Student Directory Information

Information On Release Of Student Directory Information

Unless your student opts out, UWM releases your student’s directory information to third parties upon request.

UWM publishes an online directory of students, faculty, staff, departments and campus locations. By default, the directory includes your name, address, phone, UWM Email Address, year in school and degree program. In addition, UWM releases directory information of currently enrolled students in accordance with the Wisconsin Public Records Law.

Opting out will provide your student with more privacy and less unwanted communications from third parties such as political parties and national clearinghouses.  However, if your student opts out, your student’s contact information will not be included in the public UWM online directory.  Also, your student will not receive communications from local restaurants and businesses.  Students who opt out of directory information will appear in honor listings and commencement programs.

Here are instructions to share with your student if your student prefers to opt out of the online directory:

  1. Log in to PAWS
  2. Under the yellow Personal Information header, click on the blue Change Contact Restriction button
  3. Click the Yes button to make your contact information private, then click Save

For more information about sharing and protecting your student’s information, as well as how to restrict the release of all information about your student, please see:

Story posted June 25, 2020