The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day MacMurray receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar written requests that identify the record(s) that they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Parent(s') financial records are not included in the student's right to discovery.
- The right to request an amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is misleading or inaccurate. The requesting student should write to the Registrar, clearly identify the part of the record he/she wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. The request will be presented to the Academic Standards Committee. If the request is denied, MacMurray will notify the student and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for an amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedure will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent:
- A school official employed by MacMurray in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position (including law enforcement or health staff), a person or company with whom MacMurray has contracted (such as an attorney, collector, or auditor), or a person serving on the Board of Trustees or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
- Parents of financially dependent students, as defined under Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (see Section 99.31[(a),(8)]).
- Authorized representatives of certain governmental agencies in connection with the audit and evaluation of federally supported education programs.
- A court or in compliance with judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
- Educational testing organizations.
- Appropriate persons in the case of health and safety emergencies.
- Directory information. This information will be routinely released unless the student files a request to block directory information release. The request to block the release of directory information must be submitted to the Registrar's Office and will be enforced 10 business days after the request is filed.
- name, address (current and permanent), email, phone number (current and permanent)
- date of birth
- major field of study
- participation in officially recognized sports and activities
- weight and height of athletic team members
- dates of attendance (including current classification, year, matriculation and withdrawal dates)
- degrees and awards received (type of degree and date awarded)
- parent(s) name
- high school attended
- year of high school graduation
- The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by MacMurray to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is
Family Policy Compliance Office
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605