The Buckley Amendment provides the College the ability to designate certain student information as "directory information." Directory information may be made available to any person without the student's consent unless the student gives notice as provided for below. Meharry Medical College has designated the following as directory information:
- Student name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Date and place of birth
- Major field of study
- Dates of attendance
- Enrollment status (part or full-time)
- Degrees and awards received
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
Any new entering or currently enrolled student who does not wish disclosure of directory information should notify the College Registrar in writing. No element of directory information as defined above is released to students who request nondisclosure except in situations allowed by law. The request to withhold directory information will remain in effect as long as the student continues to be enrolled or until the student files a written request with the College Registrar to discontinue the withholding. To continue nondisclosure of directory information after a student ceases to be enrolled, a written request for continuance must be filed with the College Registrar during the student's last term of attendance.
A student may grant the College the right to release confidential information such as grades, academic progress reports, class attendance records, financial aid, disciplinary actions, financial account information, to parent(s)/guardians(s)/spouse by completing the Student Consent to Release Confidential Information Form. Authorization is valid as long as the student is enrolled at Meharry Medical College or until receipt of a written statement from the student cancelling the request to release confidential information. The release does not apply to information such as counseling and health records protected by FERPA.