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Family Educational Rights Privacy Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
Annual Notification

We take this opportunity to give you a brief summary of your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records.  These rights include:

3.      The right to consent to disclosures of personal information contained in educational records, unless FERPA authorizes a disclosure without consent. FERPA permits disclosure of information to school officials who have legitimate educational interests. A school official, according to FERPA, is defined as

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if he/she needs to review an educational record in order to perform his/ her professional responsibilities.

4.      The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:  Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

Directory Information

BRCC only distributes student information as defined in the FERPA guidelines. The following information can be legitimately used in the BRCC Directory:

The college can legally disclose this information without prior written consent from a student or parent, unless the student or parent has previously notified the college, in writing, that he/she does not want directory information disseminated or published.

Students who do not want personal information included in the directory should complete a FERPA Non-Disclosure of Designated Directory Information in the Office of Enrollment Services located in the Bienvenue Student Center.

Questions regarding FERPA should be referred to the Registrar at brccregistrar@mybrcc.edu.

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