Access to and Release of Student Information (FERPA)
Access to & Release of Student Information
It is Carl Sandburg College’s policy to comply fully with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. Guidelines and regulations for discharge of the College’s obligation under this act are contained in the College’s Policy, Regulation and Procedure Manual, available to students in the President’s Office, the Admissions and Records Office or on The Board of Trustees page. Under these guidelines:
- Students have the right to inspect their educational records.
- Certain student records may be released only with prior consent of the student.
- Under certain conditions, parents may be granted access to a student’s record with or without the student’s consent.
- Procedures exist for students to challenge the contents of their educational records.
- The College may release, without the student’s consent, information that appears in student directories and publications that are available to the public except when requested by a student to suppress this information. Written requests to suppress this information must be completed within the first five days of classes of the following semester.
- Students have a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if they believe the privacy of their education records has been violated.