The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also
known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment, is a general law (20
U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) that protects the privacy of
student educational records and controls access to them.
Under FERPA, students have the right to:
- Annual notification of their privacy rights.
- Inspect and review their education records.
- Request an amendment to their educational
records where appropriate to ensure accuracy.
- Limit disclosure of their education records
without prior written consent, with the
exception of directory information allowed by
- File a complaint with the US Department of
Education concerning alleged failures by the
University to comply with the requirements of
This information is made available annually to students in
the Student Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures and can
also be viewed on the Salisbury University Web site.
Salisbury University complies with FERPA through the
establishment of this policy and the following processes.