Privacy Rights of Students and Parents – FERPA Regulations

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), WPU 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 of the university directly relating to that student.

Directory Information

The following information is considered directory information by William Peace University. Directory information may be released or published without student consent. Directory information includes:

  • Student name
  • Addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • E-mail addresses
  • Date and place of birth
  • Hometown
  • Most recent institution attended
  • Major field of study
  • Minor
  • Concentration
  • Dates of attendance
  • Enrollment status
  • Degrees
  • Awards
  • Honors received
  • Photographic and digital images taken and maintained by the University
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams

NOTE

Students preferring non-disclosure of Directory Information 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.

Students may complete a Recommendation/Evaluation Authorization and Waiver to allow WPU faculty and staff to release information when serving as a reference for a student.

NOTE

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.

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