Section 1: FERPA-Protecting Student Rights
Section 2: Education Records
Section 3: Protecting the Privacy of Education Records
Access to Student Information
Designated University Officials
Legitimate Educational Interest
Scenario Two: Faculty/Parent Requests
Who Can Access Student Information?
Reminders for Faculty
Scenario Three: Posting Grades
Recommendations for Posting Grades
Letters of Recommendation
For Additional Information
Section 4: Program Overview & Course Certification
In conclusion, we have discussed student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and university policies and procedures. We have also discussed when FERPA rights begin and end for a student, what is considered to be an education record, directory information, legitimate educational interest, exceptions under FERPA, and tips for preventing violations.
For additional information regarding FERPA, including the official university policy, please visit: www.southern.edu/records. If you have questions about FERPA, you can contact the following offices:
It is important that we comply with FERPA because it is the law and it is essential for us to maintain the trust and respect of our students by protecting their student education records as an institution.