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OSU Directory Information Published on Google
OSU publishes an Online Directory that includes contact information for all students and employees. Your directory profile in Google Apps for OSU shows the same profile information as the directory on the OSU website. You may control which profile data are published; just login to Online Services, click on the Personal Information tab, click on the Directory Profile link, and follow the instructions for updating your profile.
The fields that are provided by default are:
- ONID email address
- Primary affiliation
- Department and office addresses
- Your ONID username
- Any phone numbers you have allowed it to display
Students who do not want information to be included in either the printed or electronic version should indicate that in their Directory Profile on the web before the end of the second week of fall term. Just sign on to Online Services, select Personal Information, then Directory Profile, and follow the instructions on that page.
Controlling Optional Information from a Google+ Profile
If you complete the Google+ registration for your Google Apps for OSU account, you have the option to enter additional information about yourself. Please be aware that any information you choose to publish to your Google+ profile will be visible and available on your Directory Profile in Google to any people you've added to your Google Circles. You can also choose to make your Google+ information available to all of OSU or to the public.
However, you are not required to include any additional information on your Google+ account and you have total control over who can see any additional information that you choose to add. OSU advises you to think carefully before deciding to release this information to either your Google+ Circles or to the public.
The optional information you can add to your Google+ profile and Directory Profile include:
- Birthday (Month and Day, but year is optional)
- Relationship Status
- Other Names (alias)
- Links (Other profiles, Contributor to, Links)
- Education Information from Google+ (Overwrites Employment Information)
- Employment Information from Google+ (Title, Company, and Description)
- Your Online Status
Here is an example of what your directory profile might look like before and after you add information to your Google+ profile:
When you see the building icon (shown below) and it is clickable, it will take you to the person's Google+ profile.
Your public (external to OSU) Google+ profile may look different, depending on your security settings, below is an example of what may be visible. All of the information about you on this page can be edited and individually set to varying levels of privacy.
What your Google+ profile looks like when you view it as yourself: