Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

F.8

It is the policy of the University of Southern Indiana that all practices and procedures related to the education records of students will be in accord with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended.

The University maintains student education records in order for the staff and faculty to perform their proper functions to serve the student body. To carry out their responsibilities, these employees will have access to student education records for legitimate educational purposes. However, the employees of the University of Southern Indiana will follow a strict policy that information contained in a student's education record is confidential and may not be disclosed to third parties without the student's prior written consent (except for the "directory information," unless the student has restricted its release).