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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Policy No: EM013

Policy Statement

FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law that protects the privacy of personally identifiable information contained in student education records maintained by an educational institution, establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records, and, in certain circumstances, the right to request the record be amended. The law limits, subject to certain exceptions, the rights of institutions to disclose education records or information contained in such records without the student’s written consent. FERPA also requires that campuses notify students of their rights under FERPA on an annual basis. The law also allows an eligible student to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning any failures by the Fashion Institute of Technology (“FIT” or “the College”) to comply with the requirements of the Act.

Who Should Read This Policy

  • All students
  • All employees

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator(s): Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, and Director of Records and Registration
  • Responsible Office(s): Office of the Registrar
  • Implementation History: Issued 1974, Revised June 2015; Reviewed December 2015; Updated March 2016; February 2017; July 2018
  • Contact(s): Director of the Registrars Office

View Official Policy 

EM013, FERPA (.pdf)
*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.

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