The Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students* certain rights with respect to their education records.
- The right to review and inspect the student's education records. Photocopies are not covered by FERPA.
- The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.
- The right to insert into their education records a written explanation about the content of such records.
- The right to challenge in a hearing the content of their education records, to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights.
- The right to nondisclosure without prior consent of their education records, or of any information in those records that could reasonably reveal the eligible student's identity. FERPA allows nonconsensual disclosures of education records under certain limited circumstances.
- The right to receive notice before their directory information is made public if the educational institution they attend plans to release that information from their education records.
- The right to request nondisclosure of directory information without prior consent.
- The right to be notified when an educational institution receives a subpoena or court order requiring disclosure of their education records before the institution complies with the request, except when such disclosure is prohibited by law or the authority issuing the order.
- The right to be notified by the educational institution of their rights under FERPA.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Green River College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
*An eligible student at Green River is any person enrolled at the College, per WSR 15-15-071, § 132J-164-020.