FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law which states (A) that a written institutional policy must be established and (B) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. In accordance with the above act students enrolled at SLCC are hereby notified of their rights of access to their official records as described in the act.

A student desiring access to his/her education records shall make request in writing to the appropriate office: permanent academic records or admission records, would make the request to the Registrar; personnel records and financial records, would make the request to the Vice Chancellor of Administration/Finance; other academic records, would make the request to the Dean of Instruction.

Anyone is permitted access to a student’s education records with prior written consent from the student. Parents are permitted access without written consent only if that student is a dependent.

Under provision of the act, certain information concerning the student is designated as directory information and may be released by the College unless the student has informed the College that such information should not be released.

The college may release personally identifiable information from the education records of a student to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student or other individuals.

Student Information Release Form