Southern Methodist University respects your privacy and the privacy and security of the information you provide the University. The University makes every reasonable effort to ensure the confidentiality and security of that information within its system. The University does not intend to sell or disclose to entities outside the University your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information you provide.
The University collects information concerning your Internet connection and general information about your visit to its website to analyze trends, create summary statistics for determining technical design specifications, and monitor system performance. The collection of this information is intended to help the University deliver the best and most secure service possible. This information may only be released if legally mandated by law enforcement investigators, required by court proceedings, or necessary to internal investigations of violations of University rules and regulations.
The University will not sell information regarding the behavior, habits, or demographics of those who visit its website.
The University does not monitor the contents of e-mail sent to or from its servers. However, electronic logs of who sends and receives e-mail through its servers is maintained for short periods of time to analyze trends, create summary statistics for determining technical design specifications, and monitor system performance. In addition, the University backs up the contents of its servers, including e-mail, each day and archives the backup for a short period of time. The contents of logs and backups may be released only when required for law enforcement investigations, legal proceedings or internal investigations of violations of University rules and regulations.
The names and e-mail addresses of SMU students, faculty and staff are available in a searchable index. A member of the University community may have his or her name removed from the e-mail index by contacting the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding the release of student education records. A guide to understanding FERPA is available in the Dean of Student Life Office. The full text of the University’s policy with regard to FERPA follows this privacy statement.
Director of E-Marketing
SMU Office of Public Affairs
P. O. Box 750177
Dallas, TX 75275
Please visit the following link for the University's policy on Privacy of Education Records: https://www.smu.edu/Policy/1-Institutional-Affairs/1-10-Privacy-of-Education-Records-FERPA