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Communication Policy

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Registration & Academic Services sends all official correspondence via email utilizing a student's Lehigh University issued email address.  This is our primary and official form of communication. Students are expected to check their University email regularly.

Student Handbook

The Lehigh University Student Handbook is issued by the Dean of Students Office and is published by Lehigh University as the University's official notification of services and regulations that concern student life at Lehigh. 

Academic Rules and Regulations

Guide to academic rules and regulations of what is expected of currently enrolled and potential undergraduates and graduate students and what they can expect of the University.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

PRIVACY OF INFORMATION:  Each student has the right to limit the access of off campus parties, excluding government agencies in certain situations, to information that would normally be released in the University Student Directory or athletic programs. Students who wish to take advantage of this right may do so by making the request to Registration & Academic Services in writing or email to ras@lehigh.edu, using your Lehigh University email account.

DIRECTORY INFORMATION: Information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory Information may be disclosed without the permission of the student. Lehigh’s policy defines directory information to include a student's name; home and University address; mailbox number; home and University phone numbers; date and place of birth; name of parent or guardian; name of spouse; major field of college student; class; participation in sports and in officially recognized activities listed by the student; weight and height of members of athletic teams; dates of attendance; degrees and awards received; and the most recently attended educational institution.

NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: (1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records. (2) The right to request the amendment of the student's education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy or other rights. (3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. (4) The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by Lehigh University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. (5) The right to obtain a copy of Lehigh University's student records policy. You can obtain a copy of the policy from Registration & Academic Services.

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