The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law which states that a written institutional policy must be established and that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that SLCC will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. In accordance with the above act, students enrolled at SLCC are hereby notified of their rights of access to their official records as described in the act.
A student desiring access to his/her education records shall make request in writing to these offices depending on reason for request: permanent academic records or admission records, would make the request to the Registrar; personnel records and financial records, would make the request to the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance; and other academic records, would make the request to the Registrar.
Anyone is permitted access to a student’s education records with prior written consent from the student. Parents are permitted access without written consent only if that student is a dependent.
Under provision of the act, certain information concerning the student is designated as directory information and may be released by the college unless the student has informed the college that such information should not be released.
The college may release personally identifiable information from the education records of a student to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if the information is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student or other individuals.
Distance Education Student Privacy
South Louisiana Community College is committed to protecting the privacy of all students, including those enrolled in all distance learning programs, regardless of the mode of instruction (online, hybrid, videoconference, and classroom). All the College’s policies regarding student privacy and information security apply to distance education courses.
Access to SLCC information and information technology, including user names and passwords and access to learning management systems, is granted to an individual and may not be transferred to another individual. All forms of recorded information, whether it be electronic, oral, visual and regardless of the media should be safeguarded.
SLCC expects individuals to use technology in a manner consistent with maintaining professionalism and respect in regards to the work and study in all its forms. All users must ensure the privacy of any and all information. This is especially important in the case of any personal information.
Additional Resources: FERPA for Parents and Eligible Students (http://familypolicy.ed.gov/ferpa-parents-students?src=ferpa)