Release of Student Information

Access to Student Education Records

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In accordance with the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) on access to student records, information about a student generally may not be released to a third party without the student's signed release (exceptions under the law include state and federal educational and financial aid institutions). The policy also permits students to review their educational records and to challenge the contents of those records.

Some student information—name, address, telephone number, dates of enrollment and enrollment status (full-time, part-time, not enrolled, withdrawn and date of withdrawal), College and class, major, and degrees earned—is considered public or directory information. Students may prevent the release of public information only during their terms of enrollment. To do so, the student must notify the Admissions and Records Office.

Students are notified annually of their right to review their educational records. The Regents' policy, including a directory of student records, is available for review in the College Catalog. Inquiries may be directed to the Admissions and Records Director.

Student Photograph Policy

  • Administrative offices will use the photographs as an additional safeguard in verifying a student’s identity.
  • Faculty and staff members will have access to student photos for class rosters, testing and academic advising.
  • Student photos cannot be released to third parties without the consent of the student. Photos are for internal use only by College officials.
  • See Also: Marketing and Communications Media Release Waiver.