(FERPA) Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, provides that all records pertaining to a student that are maintained by the college must be open for inspection by the student and may not be made available to any other person without the written authorization of the student. The following items of directory information may be released without the written consent of the student:
|Address||Participation in sports and activities|
|Telephone number||Weight and height of athletic team members|
|Date of birth||Dates of attendance|
|Major||Most recent educational institution attended|
|Awards and degrees|
The following items may NOT be released without the written consent of the student:
|Social security number||Ethnicity|
|Student ID||Religious preference|
|Daily class schedule|
Upon request, the college may disclose directory information to any person without the written consent of the student. Therefore, the student is responsible for notifying the College by the 12th class day of every fall/spring semester and by the 4th class day of the summer sessions if any of the directory information listed above is not to be released. The student will complete the FERPA Non-Release Form in person at the Admissions Office in A-building. The student's valid picture identification will be requested when submitting this form.
Students also have the right to allow a third-party to view their student record information by completing the FERPA Limited Release Form in person at the Admission Office. The student's valid picture identification will be requested when submitting this form. Information will only be given to the third-party in person upon verification of identify. Information will NOT be given over the phone.
Students have the right under FERPA to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the institution received a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar, a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record(s) may be inspected. Records not maintained by the Registrar's Office will also be made available. Students may ask the college to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should contact the Registrar, identify the part of the records to be changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of the right to a hearing regarding the request of the amendment. Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.