Standards for the Classification Of University Information
These standards set out the requirements for classifying information as Restricted, Private, or Public.
Information must be classified as Public if:
It can be freely disseminated to anyone without risk to the University
It may be published on generally available public web sites.
- Press Releases
- Course schedules
- Event Calendars
- Information regarding admissions requirements
- Information regarding academic programs
Information must be classified as Private if:
It has the potential for significant negative impact to the University if disclosed:
It is restricted by policy or agreement to the members of the University Community:
- Donor agreements
- Performance Evaluations
- Agreements in progress
- Board documents
Information must be classified as Restricted if:
Its use, storage, or distribution is governed by law or regulation.
Its use, storage, or distribution is governed by agreement to which Georgetown is a party.
Unauthorized access or disclosure could result in substantial risk of harm:
By jeopardizing Health, Safety and Welfare of individuals
To the University as a whole, or to one or more of its components
- Information legally protected by FERPA, GLBA, HIPAA/HITECH, State and local Information Breach laws
- Information classified as Secret, Top Secret, or otherwise restricted by a government agency
- Identified human subject research data
- Non-Disclosure agreement