Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
All student records are kept in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. A student may request access to his or her individual records and may challenge the accuracy of the record or the appropriateness of its retention. (BP S6410)
A student’s consent is needed for the release of records covered by the act. Student consent is not required for release of records to agencies entitled to access under the provisions of the act, e.g., campus officials, other schools, federal educational and auditing officers, military personnel, and requests in connection with the application or receipt of financial aid. These provisions apply to records the student has requested or given consent to be released. Questions about the colleges records procedures should be directed to the Associate Dean, Enrollment and Outreach Services. Complaints as to improper release of records may be filed with the Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.