The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal law which helps protect the privacy of student education records. The Act provides students the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to amend incorrect or inaccurate records, and the right to limit disclosure of student education records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records. FERPA rights begin when a student is enrolled.

Students have the right to review and inspect their education records within 45 days from the day the College receives a written request for access.

A student who believes that information contained in the education records is inaccurate or misleading or violates the privacy or other rights of the student may request the amendment of the educational records to the appropriate office responsible for the records. If the records are not amended, the student may request a formal hearing.

Any person wishing to not have the above information released or to rescind access to their information must complete the Student Information Form and submit the form to registrar@solacc.edu.

Please address any FERPA questions or concerns to:

Office of the Registrar
1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70570
(337) 521-8925

Students have a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirement of FERPA. If your complaints are not properly addressed by the Registrar’s Office, the FERPA Office can be contacted at the address below:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
For additional information visit: www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco to learn more.

Please watch the below brief video about FERPA: https://youtu.be/nhlDkS8hvMU


South Louisiana Community College is committed to protecting the privacy of all students, including those enrolled in all distance learning programs, regardless of the mode of instruction (online, hybrid, videoconference, and classroom). All the College’s policies regarding student privacy and information security apply to distance education courses.

Access to SLCC information and information technology, including user names and passwords and access to learning management systems, is granted to an individual and may not be transferred to another individual. All forms of recorded information, whether it be electronic, oral, visual and regardless of the media should be safeguarded.

SLCC expects individuals to use technology in a manner consistent with maintaining professionalism and respect in regards to the work and study in all its forms. All users must ensure the privacy of any and all information. This is especially important in the case of any personal information.

Additional Resources: FERPA for Parents and Eligible Students (https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/audience/parents-and-students)


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