Student Records Privacy Rights

In accordance with National Park College Board Policy Number 6.100

The Board of Trustees supports and complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 which was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearing. Students also have the right to file complaints with The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.

Faculty and administrative staff members should be aware that all student records are private and that information concerning student educational records may not be given out without written permission of the student. The Registrar or Vice President for Student Services should be contacted for further information.

A student's academic record is confidential and will not be released to unauthorized persons without written approval from the student. At its discretion, National Park College may make available the following "directory information": name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, phone number, photograph, academic major, full-time or part-time status, academic and nonacademic honors, degree obtained and date conferred, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight of members of athletic teams, leadership positions, and dates of attendance.

Students may choose to restrict directory information from being released to third parties by submitting a nondisclosure request to the Registrar's office. Students are responsible for requesting the release of their information once a request for nondisclosure has been placed on record.

To read the full FERPA policy, please visit the NPC FERPA Procedures page for more details. Questions concerning FERPA may be directed to the Registrar's Office.