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How to Request to Withhold Directory Information in LionPATH

Students with access to LionPATH can submit a request to withhold directory information with the Change Directory Info (FERPA) form in LionPATH. In addition to verifying your student information, you also must upload a clear and valid photo ID to your request.

Prior or current students who do not have access to LionPATH must submit their request using the Request to Withhold Directory Information form on the Office of the University Registrar website.

The following instructions detail how to submit a request to withhold directory information in LionPATH.

one Step 1

To access the Change Directory Info form, log into LionPATH and click the "My Information" button.

Screenshot of the My Information button in the LionPATH Student Center.

two Step 2

Then select "Change Directory Info (FERPA)" in the next menu.

Screenshot of the Change Directory Info link in the LionPATH menu.

three Step 3

You will first see important information about the impact of requesting to withhold your directory information. Carefully read this information, and then click the "Next" button.

Screenshot of text in LionPATH highlighting the impact of requesting to withhold directory information.

four Step 4

In order to continue with the request, you must first acknowledge that you understand the consequences of your decision to prevent the release of your directory information. After carefully reading the content on the screen, click the "I Agree" button to continue.

Screenshot of text in LionPATH asking students to acknowledge that they are requesting to prevent the release of their directory information.

five Step 5

Verify that the Student Name, Empl ID (PSU ID), and Email are correct. Then, enter your Phone Number in the appropriate field.

Next, a clear and valid photo identification must be uploaded to your request. To attach your photo ID, click the "Upload" button.

Screenshot highlighting where to verify personal information and where to upload photo identification.

six Step 6

Select a PNG or JPG image file of your photo ID from your device.

Screenshot highlighting how to select your photo ID from your device.

seven Step 7

After choosing your image file, click the "Upload" button.

Screenshot highlighting how to upload your selected photo ID from your device.

eight Step 8

Once the upload is complete, click "Done".

Screenshot highlighting how to attach your uploaded photo ID to your request.

seven Step 9

Review your information. If everything is correct, click the "Submit" button.

Screenshot showing how to submit your request once all information has been provided.

eight Step 10

After submitting your request, a confirmation screen acknowledging receipt of your request to withhold directory information will appear. An email notification also will be sent to your official Penn State email account.

Your request will be reviewed and processed by the Office of the University Registrar within 1-2 business days.

Screenshot showing the confirmation screen that appears once your request to withhold directory informatin is submitted.