Privacy of Student Records:
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The College recognizes that maintaining student information and academic records is vital to the student’s education and to institutional research. The College is obligated to exercise discretion in recording and disseminating information about all students to ensure that privacy is maintained.
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (Sec. 513 of P.L. 93-380, Education Amendments of 1974, which amends the General Education Provisions Act Sec. 438), postsecondary students attending Nunez Community College have access to their official records. Nunez assumes that all students are independent unless the parents document dependency. Parents may document dependency by showing that the student is listed as a dependent on the parent’s latest, Federal Income Tax Return. The Act further provides that certain information designated as “directory information” may be released by the College about the student unless the student has informed the Dean of Student Affairs or the Director of Admissions in writing that such information should not be released.
Directory information includes the student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, date of enrollment, division in which enrolled, classification, major, degree(s) earned, awards, participation in officially recognized activities, photograph, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.
A student who desires that any or all of the above-listed information not be released must notify the Dean of Student Affairs or the Registrar in writing each semester within 10 days after the final day of registration.