What is FERPA?
The 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law (20 U.S.C. 1232g) that protects the privacy of a student's educational record.
The U.S. Department of Education summarizes the rights afforded to students by FERPA as follows:
- The right to inspect and review the education record within 45 days of the day the University receives a request,
- The right to request the amendment of the education record if the student believes it to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of privacy under FERPA,
- The right to have control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records,
- The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office if they feel their FERPA rights have been violated.Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202-5920
- Authorization and Consent to Release Education Records - Paper forms are no longer utilized for Release of Education Information. Students must set up Authorized User(s) on their My.Stetson/OneStop account. Please email Registrar@Stetson.edu with any questions.
- Request to Amend or Remove Education Records
- Request to Inspect and Review Education Records
- Request to Withhold Directory Information