Notification of Student Rights under FERPA
Student Consent From (.pdf)
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you, the student, certain rights with respect to your education record.
What are my rights under FERPA?
As a college student you have the following rights:
What is "Directory Information"?
Directory information can be given out to third parties without the student’s written consent. Southwestern College defines directory information as:
Name, local and other addresses, local and other telephone numbers, e-mail address, enrollment status, dates of attendance, previous educational institution(s) attended, degrees conferred and dates of conferral, awards and honors received, major and minor fields of study, date of birth, class type (Main Campus, Professional Studies, online), academic class level, participation in College-sponsored organizations and sports, height and weight of members of athletic teams, photograph, and video.
Can I control the release of Directory Information?
You can restrict the release of Directory Information by completing the Non Disclosure Form available in the Office of the Registrar.
You should consider carefully the consequences of any decision made by you to withhold “Directory Information”. If such a request is made, the College will not release your name in any press releases, including Dean’s Honor Roll notification to hometown newspapers. Student activities, campus organizations, and friends will not be able to obtain directory information on you. In addition, without your specific written approval, College officials will not be able to confirm your enrollment or graduation, nor include your name in the Commencement Program.
Once filed, this request becomes a permanent part of your record until you instruct Southwestern College, in writing, to have the request removed.
Do my parents or other family members have access to my education records?
A parent or guardian does not have access to your education records without your written consent, unless your parent or guardian presents a certified copy of the most recent federal income tax form that reports you as a dependent.
A spouse or other person would also have to have your written consent to access your education records. The Student Consent From is also available in the Office of the Registrar.
For more information...
Questions about FERPA may be directed to:
Southwestern College, Office of the Registrar
100 College St.
Winfield, KS 67156-2499.
Telephone: (620) 229-6268
The Registrar's Office is located on the first floor of Christy Administration Building.
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