FERPA is a federal law designed to provide university students with access to and control over the privacy of education records. It also provides guidelines for appropriately using and releasing student education records.
In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act 20 U.S.C. 1232g, commonly referred to as the “Buckley Amendment”), Lesley University advises students as follows:
In accordance with FERPA, students are notified of the following rights
The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, CDC 20202
Disclosure of Information from Education Records without Student Consent: FERPA regulations permit the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student’s education records without the prior written consent of the student if the disclosure meets certain conditions. Those conditions include, but are not limited to the following:
Military Access to Education Records: Under the Solomon Amendment, Lesley University may not in policy or practice prohibit or prevent the Secretary of Defense and his/her representatives from obtaining, for military recruiting purposes, entry to campus, access to students on campus, or access to directory information, nor may Lesley University institute an anti ROTC policy. Pursuant to the Solomon Amendment, for the purpose of military recruiting, Lesley University must permit Department of Defense entities to obtain the following student information: name, address, telephone listing, age or year of birth, level of education (e.g., freshman, sophomore, or degree awarded for a recent graduate), and academic major. However, if a student has formally requested that such information be withheld from public disclosure, Lesley University may not provide such information to the Department of Defense entities. See above for the process for requesting that such information be withheld from public disclosure.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and subject to certain exceptions, the University may not release information pertaining to a student's education record to another individual unless authorized by the student.
See the downloads box in the right column to find the FERPA release forms, to approve the release of your education records to another individual.
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