The Confidentiality of Student Records: Annual Notification of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:

    1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
    2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s educa- tion records that the student believes inaccurate or mislead- ing. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
    3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure with- out consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate edu- cational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the University has contracted; a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her responsibilities.
    4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of the FERPA: Family Policy Compliance Office US Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-4605.


Reflection and Prayer for Healing in the Church, 9/10

Monday, 9/10 at 7:30 p.m.: Beginning at the statue of Our Lady of Deliverance (Heights Hill) and concluding with a candlelight procession to the statue of Jesus the Teacher. Refreshments will be available in the Dorothy Day Student Union following the service. Join us as we ask God for healing, justice, and compassion.


Take Advantage of Act 1 Discounts!

“There’s a charge crackling in the sultry Kansas air.” –New York Magazine

Act 1 opens its 49th season with William Inge’s award-winning comedy, Picnic.

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff, and students: only $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff!

By the author of Come Back Little Sheba and Bus Stop comes this classic Pulitzer Prize winning comedy. On a sweltering Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town, three neighborhood women are preparing for the annual picnic. Suddenly, a handsome young drifter arrives and, in the next 24 hours, hearts are broken and lives are changed. The play is recommended for ages 13 and older. [Read more…]

RESOLVED: Collaborate issue with Firefox version 61

In early July the DEIT team told people about an issue with the Firefox browser when it is used to hold or participate in Collaborate sessions. Attendees using Firefox version 61 to connect to collaborate sessions cannot be heard by the other session attendees. Firefox version 62 was released the afternoon of September 5 and has resolved the issue with Collaborate audio.

To update Firefox, close and relaunch the browser or click on the Open Menu button at the top-right corner of the Firefox window and choose Help…About Firefox. The version 62 update should download and install itself automatically and request you close/relaunch the browser.

Please contact the DeSales Help Desk ( or 610.282.1100, x4357) if there are any issues with Collaborate audio after the Firefox upgrade.


Dining Daily: Fresh Friday, Foot Long Hot Dog, & more!

Menu for Friday, September 7


  • Salad: Apple Cheddar Walnut Salad
  • Bistro: Country Fried Steak with Gravy, Grilled Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, Broccoli Blush Sauce Pasta Bake, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Rice, Ratatouille, Steamed Corn, Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Deli: Harvest Chicken Salad Wrap
  • Grill: Fresh Friday: Fresh Texas BBQ Bacon Burger with Brew City Fries


  • Sauté: Foot Long Hot Dog
  • Bistro: Chicken Piccata Pasta Bowl, Herb Roasted Top Round, Italian Style Baked Cod, Cheddar Broccoli Brown Rice, Orange Glazed, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables

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Suit-Up DSU This Sunday

Suit-Up DSU is Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event is taking place at the JCPenney Store at the Lehigh Valley Mall located in Whitehall, PA (18052). During this event, students will be able to shop for career/professional apparel! Everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or new job – including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes, and accessories. Transportation is available, please sign up here. Vans will leave from the Dorothy Day Student Union at 6 p.m.


What DEIT Did Last Summer

Blackboard Deployment Upgraded to SaaS
What this means to you: From now on, Blackboard will be seamlessly upgraded to new versions with no need for scheduled outages. And we gained some new features in the process.

Tenure, Promotion, Extended Contract, and Sabbatical Application Process Goes Paperless
What this means to you: A secure and paperless submission and review process. [Read more…]