University of Nebraska at Kearney. F amily E ducational R ights and P rivacy A ct. (FERPA). Welcome to FERPA. Take a look around your work area. What information do you have which may need to be handled in a secure way? For example:. A university telephone directory?
Take a look around your work area. What information do you have which may need to be handled in a secure way? For example:
The consequences of how we handle, or mishandle, student information are significant.
What student information can you disclose, and to whom, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? This tutorial will help answer these questions.
This law gives students five rights.
Address--including e-mail address
Date and place of birth
Majorfield of study
Dates of attendance
Height and weight of student athletes
Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
Degrees and awards received
Most recent previous education institution or agency attended
Current enrollment status
A student has the option to request thatNO directory information be released. In order to maintain directory information as confidential, a student must sign a Directory Restriction Form at the Office of the Registrar at the end of the first week of each semester or summer term for which the restriction is to be in place.
If the student elects to have directory information remain confidential then NO INFORMATION CAN BE RELEASED!
A Legitimate Educational Interest
exists when the school official is: