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FERPA related information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that requires educational institutions to provide students control over the dissemination of information from their records. With several exceptions, schools must have a student's consent prior to the disclosure of education records. Examples of situations affected by FERPA include school employees divulging information to someone other than a child's guardians about a child's grades or behavior, and school work posted on a bulletin board with a grade. For most students over the age of majority (18 in most cases) parents are no longer considered guardians and are prohibited from receiving student information without consent. It is the policy of Missouri S&T not to release any information to any individual that is not the student in question as it is not always possible to be aware of the facts surrounding each student.   

In order to facilitate a level of control over their information, students are provided with a FERPA check box in JoeSS. Enabling FERPA restrictions will prevent the student’s name and other personally identifiable information from being posted in any public resource. This includes their email address failing to resolve to their name via LDAP and the exclusion of any information in the Online Directory. Students are able to disable these restrictions, however the reversion process can take up to 24 hours and may sometimes require action to be to be taken by security.   

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For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:information about FERPA, what is FERPA,   Doc ID:52362
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2015-06-11 22:31 CDTUpdated:2017-07-27 12:35 CDT
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