FOIA Email Record Request

Matt Freund filed this request with the Cleveland State University of Cleveland, OH.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Matt Freund

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

an excel document containing the name and email addresses of undergraduate and graduate students from Fall 2017.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Matt Freund

From: Cleveland State University

Dear Matt Freund:

Thank you for your public records request, which was received on 12/6/2018. By this communication we acknowledge receipt.

Please be advised that the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as amended, prohibits Cleveland State University from disclosing or releasing a student's "education record" or personally identifiable information contained in that record without the student's written consent.

FERPA defines "education records" as "those records, files, documents and other materials which (i) contain information directly related to a student; and (ii) are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a person acting for such agency or institution." One of the exceptions to FERPA, unless otherwise instructed by the student, permits the university to release or disclose "directory information" about students without their consent.

Cleveland State University's "directory information" is defined as:

1. Student Name

2. Home city and state (only)

3. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

4. Dates of attendance

5. Degrees and awards (honors) earned

If you would like to receive Cleveland State University's directory information as defined by the University, please respond by Monday, 12/10/2018.

Thank you,

Marlise Y. Taylor, Paralegal
Cleveland State University
Office of General Counsel
2121 Euclid Avenue
Administrative Center 327
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Phone No.: (216) 687-3543
Fax No.: (216) 687-3736<>


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