myLSU Portal: Directory Information (Viewing Rights)


Important Note: if you are Faculty/Staff or a Student Worker, you must submit a request to HR (hr@lsu.edu) to update your campus information. However, you can still update your Personal (Home address, etc) info in Workday.

 

To Update your Directory Information and Settings:

1. Log into myLSU.

2. Select Personal Preferences at the left sidebar, then select Directory Information.

 the directory information link under personal preferences


3. Select Withholding/Other.

the withholding/other link at the top of the directory information page


4. Enter or change your information, select your name release status, and click Change.

 the withholding/other form


5. You can also choose whether or not your mailing address and phone number is released (and/or who it is released to) by clicking Mailing Address. 

 the mailing address link at the top left of the page


6. Enter or change your information, and choose whether you want to release this information to the public, to myLSU, or not at all.

 the "do not release" options on the withholding/other form

 

Directory Information

The Directory Name is the name that will be displayed in the directories, both online and printed. For most people, the Full Name and Directory Name are the same, but if you wish to modify the way your name appears on the directory, you may do so here. This feature is especially useful for those who are known primarily by their middle name. With a few exceptions, both the Full Name and Directory Name are searchable on the online directory. For example, if your full name is 'Alphonse Thibodeaux' and you enter a Directory Name of 'Frere Thibodeaux,' a name search by 'Thibodeaux, A' would find 'Alphonse Thibodeaux' while a name search by 'Thibodeaux, F' would find 'Frere Thibodeaux.'
 

Remove Full Name from Directory Listings and Searches

Please note that if your Directory Name is very similar to your Full Name, it is possible that both names will be listed in the same query. For this reason, or for privacy concerns, you may prefer that your Full Name not be searchable or listed on the directory. For example, if you prefer to be listed with only your initials ('A B Smith') or if your Directory first name is very similar to your Full first name ('Chris' instead of 'Christopher'), then you may wish to prevent your full name from being listed. If you select 'Yes,' your Full Name will not be included in any directory name listing.
 

Faculty and Staff

Because employment at LSU is a matter of public record, names and campus addresses are always released to the public.
 

Students

If your Name Release Status is set to "Release to Public," your name will be listed in both the online PAWS Directory and the Public Directory. Your name will also be available to the Campus Information operators.

If your Name Release Status is set to "Release to PAWS," your name will be listed in the online PAWS Directory, but it will not be listed in the Public Directory and it will not be available to the Campus Information operators.

If your Name Release Status is set to "Do not Release" your name will not be listed in either the PAWS Directory or the Public Directory and it will not be available to the Campus Information operators.

If you wish to have your name listed in the directory without your address and phone number, then you should select the appropriate release status for your address(es) only. To change the release status of your address, click on the link to the appropriate address page at the top of this screen and change the release status associated with that address.

In extreme cases, you may request a "Protect Identity" option to prevent any acknowledgement of your presence here at LSU. Selection or removal of the "Protect Identity" option must be done in person in the Office of the University Registrar, Room 112, Thomas Boyd Hall. For additional information, you may send e-mail inquiries to registrar@lsu.edu or call (225)578-1694 or (225)578-1695.

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