TEST - EMERGENCY MESSAGE - TEST
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a Federal Law that helps protect the privacy of student education records, while also defining the obligations and practices that institutions must adopt and implement in order to be in compliance.
Students have specific, protected rights that are governed by FERPA. The Act provides students the right to: Inspect and review their education records maintained by the institution; Request that the institution correct records which they believe are inaccurate or misleading, or are in violation of the student’s rights of privacy; Have some control and consent over the disclosure of information from their educational record; File a complaint with US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education. Institutions that fail to comply with FERPA may see federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education withheld.
FERPA protects the education records of students who are currently enrolled or formerly enrolled regardless of their age or status with regard to parental dependency.
An education record is any record 1) which contains information that is personally identifiable to a student, and 2) is maintained by the institution. Education records include any records in whatever form (handwritten, print, email, magnetic, tape, film, disk, etc.) that are in possession of the college.
Education records do not include:
Institutions may disclose information to the public about a student without consent if the information being released is designated as “directory information.” South Seattle Community College considers the following as directory information:
Yes, students may request that the institution not disclose their directory information. The students will need to complete a “request for withholding directory information” form located in the Registration Office. This request will remain active and associated to the student’s file until they request in writing to have it removed.
Any department or individual wishing to better understand FERPA rights and responsibilities please contact Joyce Allen, Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar to schedule a meeting or customized training session.
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