As a general rule, under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), personally identifiable information may not be released from a student's education records without his or her prior written consent. Exceptions to this rule are set out in the FERPA regulations and the FERPA policy of Living Arts College. A few of those exceptions are listed below.

  • The college will disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education records to officials of another school or school system in which the student seeks or intends to enroll and to officials of another school.
  • If Living Arts College takes disciplinary action against a student for conduct that posed a significant risk to the safety or well-being of the student, other students, or members of the college community, the college may disclose information about that disciplinary action to officials of other schools who have a legitimate educational interest in the student's behavior.
  • If the college, pursuant to campus disciplinary procedures, finds that a student has committed a violation that constitutes a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the college will, upon request, disclose the name of the student, the violation committed, and any disciplinary sanction imposed on the student.
  • The college will release information from a student's education records to other school officials (including teachers, officials and employees of Living Arts College) who have a legitimate educational interest in the information. A college official has a "legitimate educational interest" if it is in the educational interest of the student in question for the official to have the information, or if it is necessary or desirable for the official to obtain the information in order to carry out his or her official duties or to implement the policies of Living Arts College.
  • The college makes public certain information that has been designated as "public information" unless the student has notified the Registrar to restrict the release of this information. The college considers the following to be "public information": the student's name; address (local and grade/billing addresses); student e-mail address; telephone listing (local and grade/billing telephone numbers); date and place of birth; county, state and/or United States territory from which the student entered the college; major field of study, class (freshman, senior, etc.); enrollment status (full-time, half-time, or part-time); anticipated graduation date; participation in officially recognized activities; dates of attendance; degrees and awards received; and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. (Note that parent name, address, and telephone number are not public information.)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act also gives a student the right to inspect his or her education records and to request amendment of those records if they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights. To inspect his or her education records, a student must file a written request with the individual who has custody of the records that the student wishes to inspect (Registrar, Campus Director, and/or Director of Student Services, etc.). This request must be honored within 45 days after the records custodian receives it. To request amendment of his or her records, a student first discusses the matter informally with one of the previously named college officials, and if the official does not agree to amend the records, he or she will inform the student of applicable appeal rights. Students also have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging that the college has not complied with FERPA.




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Raleigh, NC 27614

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