Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, was designed to protect the privacy of educational records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings.
CCRI will not release information to another party, exclusive of “directory information,” without a signed release from the student indicating the specific recipient of such information and the specific information the college is authorized to release. Directory information may be released by the college. Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to the Registrar’s Office.
Faculty cannot release any information regarding a student’s progress, attendance, etc., to a parent without a signed release from the student. If you are unsure of what to discuss with a parent, please contact the registrar. To avoid FERPA violations, do not: