Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The purpose of this student tutorial is to inform students of their basic rights under FERPA.
What is FERPA?
Students' Rights under FERPA:
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects the privacy rights of student records.
- FERPA is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Whose records are protected?
- To inspect and review their education records.
- To be informed about what the College has designated as directory information.
- To request that the institution not disclose directory information items about them.
- To have some control over the disclosure of information in their education records.
- To seek to amend their education records.
- To a hearing if the request for an amendment is unsatisfactory.
- To file a complaint with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, if Owens Community College violates the FERPA.
- Current students
- Former students
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