Student directory info to be scaled back

Last month, physical addresses were removed from student information displayed publicly in the university's online directory. On Monday, Nov. 20, student contact information -- phone numbers and email addresses -- will be available only to users on the campus network.

"These changes are the culmination of collaborative efforts to increase data security and students' personal safety," said associate dean of students Keith Robinder. "Our primary goals in this project have been to effectively respond to the important concerns raised by students and staff, and maintain a directory that enhances our campus community."

Users with an on-campus IP address will have regular access to student directory listings (name, email, major, classification and phone number), unless individuals have opted to suppress any or all of their information. Nothing will change for faculty and staff who have access to student information in AccessPlus.

Off-campus users no longer will see student phone numbers or email addresses online, but will be able to send emails through a web submission form offered with the directory listings. Iowa Staters who are off campus can log in with their Net-IDs to access student contact information.