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Private and Public Information

Snow college collects and maintains a variety of information, including information about students, faculty, staff and others. This information is collected in order to conduct college business. Snow classifies information in two categories based on federal and state law.

Information defined as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the 227 Information Security Policy, can only be released to the subject of the information, and to those within the college who have a legitimate need to know the information.  Outside entities with the subject's written permission and others as allowed by law may also request this information. Some PII, like protected health information (PHI) and electronic PHI, is protected by law. Click here for an extensive list of PII items.

Public information is available to anyone who requests it, except in the case of student data, when the student has requested that no public information about him/her be released without express written permission. Click here for an extensive list of examples of public information.