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FERPA & Student Records Notice
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, William Peace University permits students to inspect and review their records when appropriate and to challenge specific parts as necessary. Each enrolled or former student has the right to inspect and review official educational records or files of the university directly relating to that student.
(Note: Files on individual students are retained for five years after the student leaves the University. Only the transcript is kept indefinitely.)
Public Records (Directory Information)
The following information is considered public directory information by William Peace University. This information may be released or published without student consent. However, it is the policy of WPU to refuse to release information to private firms or mailing lists.
- full name
- telephone numbers
- email address
- date and place of birth
- date of admission
- dates of attendance
- enrollment status
- class year
- degrees, honors, and awards received
- honor society eligibility (non-GPA information)
- participation in officially recognized University activities, student organizations
- date of graduation
- photographic, video and electronic images of students taken and maintained by the University
Students preferring non-disclosure must inform the Office of the Registrar by completing a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information. The student must understand that this request will disallow the release of any information unless the health or safety of an individual is involved.
Students may complete an Authorization for Release of Information to elect for specific information (general academic information, student account information financial aid information and more), to be released to specific individuals.
Official records are released only with the written permission of the student. Official records include material relating to student status and held by any office of the University intended for the use of the University or available to parties outside the University.
Official records do not include the following:
- letters of recommendation for which the student has waived right of access
- public safety records
- medical/clinical counseling records
- financial records of parents
- private records kept by faculty or administrators as memory aids; not intended for transmittal to others
In the presence of a University staff member, enrolled or former students of William Peace University have the right to inspect and review official educational records and/or files of the university directly relating to that student. Requests are required to be submitted in writing. The right to access does not extend to applicants, those denied admission or those admitted who do not enroll. A copy of a student's transcript and/or other recorded data can be made available to University officials who show legitimate educational needs without written permission of the student.