Subject: STUDENTS' RIGHTS-EDUCATIONAL RECORDS
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student's educational records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request.
Students should submit written requests to the Vice President for Strategic Services that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student's educational records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Students may ask, in writing, for the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to University officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office