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Privacy (FERPA)

Instruction

  • Privacy (FERPA)

    1. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment,applies to both K-12 and postsecondary educational records, although there is one key difference:
      1. In K-12 the rights under FERPA belong to the student’s parents until the student turns 18.
      2. In postsecondary education the rights belong to the student, regardless of age or dependent status.
  • LINK: UConn’s FERPA website
  • LINK: FERPA Policy
  • LINK: Information Privacy
  • Parental Notification Policy

    1. One of the ways the University has implemented to work more closely with parents/guardians is through a parental notification policy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permit colleges and universities to inform the parents/guardians of students under the age of 21 when a student is found in violation of university alcohol or drug rules. The Community Standards Office will notify parents/guardians of students less than 21 years of age when a student is found responsible for violations of the University’s alcohol and/or drug policies. [Parental Notification Policy]
  • LINK: Parental Notification Policy