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Student and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

Information on FERPA

Emporia State University affords students their full rights in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, its amendments and implementing regulations. Eligible students (student is defined as an individual who is or has been in attendance at an institution and for whom ESU has maintained an educational record) have the right to inspect their educational records, request amendment of their records they believe to be incorrect or misleading, and restrict disclosure of their information in specific situations.

Students may waive their rights to inspect and review confidential statements and confidential letters of recommendation by providing a signed voluntary statement if, in conformity with applicable law; 1) the student is notified, upon request, of the names of those providing statements and letters, 2) the letters and statements are only released for the original purposes stated, and 3) the waiver is not a condition of admission or other benefit.

To read the full statement go to Student and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).pdf.

Accessing Student Records

In accordance with the 1975 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the university has established a policy concerning access to student records. The full policy is available upon request from the Registration Office.