Clubs and Organizations
The University of San Diego has a wide variety of student organizations in which undergraduate students may participate. Our clubs and organizations are an integral part of the college experience because they encourage students to get involved in activities outside of the classroom, which in turn creates leadership experiences and facilitates meeting new people. All clubs are open to all undergraduate students and participation is encouraged. Students may apply for club membership by contacting the Associated Students Vice President of Student Organizations at firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of over 100 active student organizations can be found on the Associated Students website at www.sandiego.edu/associatedstudents/studentors. If students want get involved or start a new club to meet their interests, they may inquire at the Student Involvement and Information Desk on the 2nd Level of the Student Life Pavilion (outside of Tu Mercado) or at the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC) located on the 3rd Level of the Student Life Pavilion.
Confidentiality and FERPA
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the “Buckley Amendment” or FERPA), as amended, the university protects the privacy of our students’ education records. The university will disclose directory information about a student unless the student has filed a request to restrict directory information form with the Office of the Registrar. The university will not disclose non-directory information about a student unless the student files an authorization form to release records to a third party or the disclosure falls into one of the exceptions from the requirement for prior written consent under FERPA.
At the university level, the right to privacy resides with the student and not with the parents, even for students who are minors and/or dependents. Thus, the university may not disclose to parents either restricted directory or any non-directory information unless the student authorizes the disclosure in writing, the parents file a request form for release of education records certifying the student is their dependent, or certain other limited circumstances defined by law exist. It is important to know that the university may, but is not required to, disclose information to parents under any of these conditions. Parents who have been given permission to access records by the student must make a written request for information to the respective office.
Students also have rights with respect to inspecting and reviewing their education records, to amend or correct their records if information is inaccurate, misleading or incomplete, and to a hearing if the records are not corrected. Information about a student’s FERPA rights as well as copies of the FERPA forms can be found on the USD FERPA Web site at www.sandiego.edu/registrar/FERPA.