Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

All student educational records are maintained according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) concerning the information, which becomes part of the student's permanent record, and governing the conditions of its disclosure.  Students have the right to see their records and to request an amendment to those records.

FERPA requires Green River College, with certain exceptions, to obtain written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student's education record.  However, the College may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless the student has advised the College to the contrary in accordance with College procedures.

Directory Information

Directory information, which is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can be disclosed to outside organizations without prior written consent.  In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies to provide military recruiters, upon official request, with the following information: names, address and telephone numbers.

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Student's Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students enrolled at Green River College certain rights with respect to their education records. View your rights by clicking the link below.

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Educational Records

FERPA broadly defines education records, encompassing any "records, files, documents, and other materials" that:

    a.  contain information directly related to the student; and

    b.  are maintained by a school official*, an educational agency or institution, or by a person acting for such agency or institution.

To view all items that are considered part of the student's education records, please click the link below.

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Disclosure of Records

FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information form a students' education records, without consent from the student, if disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except of disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, § 99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure.

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Follow the link below to read our most frequently asked questions about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.