The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) provides students certain access to and control over information contained in educational records. In accordance with FERPA, applicants for admission and enrolled students are advised that the requested disclosure of their social security number to the University is voluntary. The applicant or student has the right to refuse disclosure of this number or request its removal from records without penalty. The student's social security number must be furnished, however, (a) to determine eligibility, certify school attendance, and report student status and (b) as an identifier for grants, loans, and other financial aid programs. The student's social security number will not be disclosed to individuals or agencies outside Spalding University except in accordance with the Spalding University Policy on Student Records.
The following items pertaining to students are considered directory information, and may be disclosed in response to inquiries concerning individual students, whether the inquiry is in person, in writing, or by telephone:
Directory information is available in the Enrollment Services Center and Student Life and Development. Students who desire that any or all such information not be released without prior consent must notify the registrar in writing within 15 days of registration. More information about student FERPA rights are available in the university catalog. Questions about FERPA may be directed to:
Jennifer Gohmann, Registrar
Egan Leadership Center - 303B
Good practice by faculty requires that they maintain, use, and report student data in compliance with the requirements of FERPA. This is particularly true when conducting course communication online either through email or Moodle. The following statements provide practical guidelines to follow when participating in student communication online:
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