A federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, affords students certain rights regarding their educational records. This law is also known as FERPA and the Buckley Amendment.
Students have a right to know the purpose and content of their education records, and which University offices maintain their education records; the right to request changes be made to education records; and the right to appeal a decision of a University faculty or staff member not to make the changes requested.
For purposes of FERPA, the University considers all students to be independent. Therefore, educational records will not be provided to parents without the written consent of the student.