The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to ensure that educational records would be open to inspection and correction when appropriate and that recorded information would not be made freely available to individuals outside the school without consent. Both current and former students have the right to inspect and review all records, files, documents and other material directly related to them which are maintained by the school or a person acting for the school.
To comply with the provisions of the act, Empire State College guarantees the following:
The student may restrict the release of all or part of the directory information by following the procedures specified in each annual notice.
All units of the college will operate under the following procedures with regard to requests for information:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)