The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy (FERPA) Act of 1974 protects the privacy of student educational records on campus.
FERPA allows students to see their university records and in some cases suggest corrections. The law also protects student records from people outside the university. The university can release pertinent student information to other university officials who have a “need to know” to conduct legitimate university education and business.
The vice president for student services, or a designee such as the dean of students, can release student information in emergency situations or when the safety or security of the student or others is a concern.
Parents are not normally allowed FERPA protected student information. However, students who would like information to be available to parents may make a request on forms available at the Office of Enrollment Services or the Office of Judicial Affairs. The Dean of Students Office is always ready to assist parents with questions.