FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The following is a link to the Federal FERPA site:
FERPA for students
FERPA for parents
Release of Student Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal Law (also known as the Buckley Amendment) which protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education. FERPA entitles students to withhold release of directory information. Directory information is defined as “information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.” (1988 Final Regulations). Our Lady of the Lake University public or directory information includes: student’s full name, address (local, permanent, email), telephone listings (local, permanent), email address, date and place of birth, major field of study, degrees and awards received, dates of attendance, most recent school attended, classification, photographs, weight and height of members of athletic teams and participation in officially recognized activities and sports.
A Parent's Guide to Student Information and Confidentiality
Any student may withhold the release of directory information via the methods listed below.
Requests must include the student's name, social security number, date of birth, OLLU ID number (if known). The restriction will remain in place until student authorizes removal. Requests can be made using the following methods:
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