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FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT 1974

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is designed to protect the privacy of education records. Le Moyne College is subject to the provisions of and intends to comply fully with this law. Provisions concerning the rights of students and others to have access to Le Moyne College education records and the release of information about students are as follows:

I. PRIVACY RIGHTS OF STUDENTS

The College provides eligible students access to educational records directly related to the student, and an opportunity to challenge those records on the grounds that they are inaccurate or incomplete. This policy emphasizes the following rights of eligible students.

  1. Right to inspect and review the student's educational record.
  2. Right to obtain copies of the individual student's educational record.
  3. Right to a hearing to challenge the content of a student's educational record. D. Right to report violations of the FERPA to the Department of Education.

If an eligible student has a complaint that the College is violating the FERPA (and the complaint cannot be satisfactorily resolved within the College), that person has a right to file a complaint with the Department of Education. The address is:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office
Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 3044
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 732-2057

II. DIRECTORY INFORMATION

A. STUDENT RECORDS

The College designates the personally identifiable information contained in a student's educational record listed below as "Directory Information" in order that the College may, at its discretion, disclose the information without a student's prior consent:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone number
  4. Major field of study
  5. Achievements, degrees, academic awards or honors
  6. Dates of attendance
  7. Enrollment status (Full or Part Time)
  8. Level of study (Graduate or Undergraduate)
  9. Weight and height if a member of athletic teams
  10. Participation in extra curricular activities

B. MODIFICATION OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION
At the time a student registers for courses, the student may advise the Office of the Registrar in writing, that any or all of the directory information with respect to that student, not be released. Notification must be given prior to the 6th day of class and is effective until retracted by the student. During that time, no further disclosure of information about that student will be released without the student's prior written consent, except to parties who have legal access to students records without prior consent as stipulated by FERPA, paragraph 99.31, 99.36, and 99.37.

C. RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Provided that the student has not forbidden the release of directory information as per Section II.B. above, the Registrar may release without consent, student directory information to interested persons or agencies by any mode of communication. However, under no conditions will information be released for commercial purposes.

  • Restricting your Directory Information will result in the Registrar's Office refusing to release your information to friends, family and colleagues.
  • If you restrict this information your address and telephone number will not appear in the College Student Directory.

For additional information on FERPA, please contact the Registrar's Office or the Academic Dean's Office.

Download a Directory Suppression Form