Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Office of Student Information, in accordance with federal (FERPA) and state laws, has designated certain types of student information as public or Directory Information. The University respects the student's right to privacy and will do its best to protect that privacy. However, the following information can be disclosed:
Standard Directory Information: student's name, address, telephone number, dates of attendance, class standing, academic major, and degree(s) earned. The following additional information is also classified as Directory Information, including participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, awards received, and e-mail address.
Currently enrolled students have the right to request that the University not release address and telephone information to individuals or organizations outside the University (though we are required to provide information to organizations which have provided the student any type of financial aid, including loans). A student, who wishes to have his/her address and phone number restricted, should contact the Office of Student Information. Request for Confidential Status of Directory Information forms must be completed and placed on file in the Office of Student Information. Once completed, this form may be changed, modified, or withdrawn at any time by the student. Only if a student has waived his or her right of access to a particular document or record, do the parents then have a right to access that particular document or record.
Students may have access to their University records by submitting a written, dated request to the Office of Student Information. The office will inform students when and where the records may be inspected. A fee will be charged for the duplication of a requested record.
Parents have a right of access to their son's or daughter's records if the student is under 18 years of age or a dependent, according to the definition established by United States tax laws. If a student has not waived his or her right of access to a particular document or record, the parent(s) have no right to access that particular document or record. Dependency status may be demonstrated by submitting a copy of the most recently filed Income Tax form or other appropriate documents.
SRK completion rates are available in the Office of Student Information. The graduation rate for the 1997 Cohort is 45%.