Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies to all institutions that receive federal funding and helps protect the privacy of student educational records. The act provides the right to limit disclosure of information from educational records, the right to inspect and review educational records, and the right to seek to amend those records. A copy of the FERPA Act of 1974 is available for review in the Office of the Dean of Student Services, First Floor Prahl College Center.

Under tightly controlled confidential conditions, student social security numbers may be used to compile summary reports under the requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Section 113), and the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Section 122). In no event will your personal information ever be released.

Students seeking to limit the disclosure of directory information should notify the Office of the Registrar in writing within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.