DePaul University Catalog > Student Handbooks > Law Student Handbook > University and College of Law Academic Policies > FERPA/Annual Notification
We want to take this opportunity to provide you with a summary of your rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. Please view Understanding FERPA, a DePaul Central Learning Center video for information and instructions.
Your FERPA rights include:
1. The right to inspect and review your education record within 45 days after the University receives a request for access. If you want to review your record, contact the University office that maintains the record to make appropriate arrangements.
2. The right to request an amendment of your education record if you believe it is inaccurate or misleading. If you feel there is an error in your record, you should submit a statement to the University official responsible for the record, clearly identifying the part of the record you want changed and why you believe it is inaccurate or misleading. That office will notify you of their decision and advise you regarding appropriate steps if you do not agree with the decision.
3. The right to provide written consent before DePaul discloses personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
Some examples of exceptions include:
Directory information may be released without your written consent and includes the following: name, address, e-mail, telephone number, date of birth, college of enrollment, year in school, major, enrollment status (including current enrollment, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time or withdrawn), degrees, awards and honors received (e.g., Dean's List recognition), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, photographs (including ID pictures), videos depicting and/or concerning University life, and previous educational institutions attended. Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent (see #3 above).
To withhold the release of your directory information, you must log into the student portal, Campus Connect, and, under Student Privacy settings, indicate your preference. Please note two important details regarding placing a "No Release" on your record:
4. 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.
For additional information, please consult the U.S Department of Education website.
Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to DePaul Central:
Lincoln Park: Schmitt Academic Center,Loop: DePaul Center, Suite 9100Tel: (312) 362-8610 | firstname.lastname@example.org | depaulcentral.depaul.edu
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