FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) (BUCKLEY AMENDMENT EXCERPTS)
The overall purpose of FERPA is to afford parents and eligible students certain rights with respect to the students’ educational records. At the collegiate level, this ACT affords rights to students, NOT PARENTS.
Student rights; as summarized in section 99.7, are as follows:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that the ACT and the regulation authorized disclosure without consent.
4. The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the requirements of the ACT and the regulations.
5. The right to obtain a copy of the institution’s student records policy.
Copies of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT, and the Student Record Policy are maintained in the Registrar’s Office, the Library, and in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.