The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school.
- The right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
- The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information other than directory information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.