Annual Notification of Rights under the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
- 1) The right to inspect and review the students' education records within 45 days of the day Husson receives a request for access.
- 2) The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate.
- 3) The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- 4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Husson 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
Students who wish to inspect or review records should make their requests known in writing to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department or other appropriate official.
Students who wish to have their academic record amended, unless instructed otherwise in the catalog, must make such a request in writing to the Registrar. The written request for amendment should clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed and specify why it is inaccurate. Husson will notify the student of its decision.
Please note that personally identifiable information with respect to academic or other records may be disclosed to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Husson in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or University agents); academic affiliates including individuals or organizations providing an experiential and/or clinical learning site; a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her task. A school official has a legitimate education interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Please also note, that Husson, for various reasons consistent with its mission, releases directory information internally and externally whether in writing, verbally, or electronically. Directory information includes, but is not limited to the student's name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, photographs, date and place of birth, major, participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received. Students have the right to refuse to let Husson, its agents, or designees publish such student information. Such refusal must be made in writing to the Registrar.