The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, popularly known as the “Buckley Amendment” and carrying the acronym FERPA, governs the university’s collection, retention, and dissemination of information about students. FERPA accords students five rights:
A. The right to inspect and review education records;
B. The right to seek the amendment of education records;
C. The right to consent to the disclosure of education records;
D. The right to obtain a copy of the school’s FERPA policy; and
E. The right to file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington, D.C. (Now known as the Family Policy Compliance Office).
F. All faculty are required by law to follow these Federal guidelines. The policy appears on the Student Handbook website for review.