FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is the Federal law (1974) that protects the privacy of a student’s educational records and guarantees students' access to their own records.
FERPA does not allow advisors to discuss personal information to anyone other than the student. This personal information includes grades, schedule, and the academic status of the student.
What information can advisors discuss with others?
Advisors can discuss general information about degree programs, university policies, and office procedures.
Advisors may also release directory information without the consent of the student.
Directory information includes the following:
Click here if you would like a Privacy Hold placed on your records.