Office of the Registrar
Holloway Hall

Notification of Rights under FERPA

About FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records:

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
     
  • 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 provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable
    information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
     
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University 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 20202-5901
     
  • You may select to disclose information to third parties by completing the online disclosure form found in your student GullNet account - View FERPA Release Video.

Directory Information

Schools may disclose, without consent, information that the institution has designated as "Directory information. “

Salisbury University has designated the following as Directory Information:

  • Name
  • Local Address
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Major field(s) of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of athletic team members
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
  • Listing of student organizations

Students who want more or less than directory information listed above to be released without
prior notification or consent should notify the Registrar's Office. Salisbury University does not sell or otherwise provide mailing lists of student information to anyone outside of the University.

The University Registrar is responsible for compiling and maintaining directory information.
The full text of Salisbury University’s Policy on Confidentiality and Disclosure of Student Records
(BOR III – 6.3) is available in the Student Code of Conduct by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
  • Click here to take the SU FERPA Tutorial (access through GullNet)

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