SUNY Oneonta Graduate Catalog > Policy on Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 permits current or former students to inspect certain college educational records pertaining to them as individuals and to obtain copies for a fee. Students are also accorded the right to question the content of a record and to receive a formal hearing if dissatisfied with responses to such questions.
Written consent from a student is required before personally identifiable information can be released from the individual educational record in all cases except tuition and fee obligations and those specifically exempted by law.
There is certain directory information which the college may release without the student’s permission.
Directory Information at SUNY Oneonta is deﬁned as the following:
A student wishing to prevent directory information from being released must contact the College Registrar, in writing or in person, to request that a "conﬁdential" ﬂag be placed on his or her record. These conﬁdential ﬂags will be placed within 48 hours of receipt of the request and will be in effect until the student provides the College Registrar with a written request to remove the conﬁdential ﬂag.
The Institutional FERPA Policy Statement, containing complete College policies and procedures for exercising student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is available from the College Registrar. Inquiries or complaints may be ﬁled with the Family Policy Compliance Ofﬁce, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.
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