Under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), the University is allowed to publish directory information about its students. At a minimum, this may include the student name, UVa computing ID (email address), school of enrollment, location of attendance, and level (graduate, undergraduate, noncredit).
Under FERPA a student may request that such directory information not be published. This is sometimes referred to as a privacy flag. The request that directory information not be released must go through the University's Registrar's Office.The Registrar Office's number is 434.924.4122.