In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the
FERPA Policy and Procedure 00-01-25-05:00:
- A student has a right to a hearing to challenge education records which the student
believes are inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or
rights of the student, but a student does not have a right to a hearing on matters of
- Following are the procedures for the correction of education records:
- The student identifies the part of the education record he/she wants
changed and specifies his/her reasons.
- If a satisfactory solution of an issue cannot be reached informally,
the University must hold a hearing within 60 days after receiving a student's written
for such a hearing. The hearing shall be before a University official, designated by the
Executive Vice President for Academic and Clinical Affairs, who does not have a direct
in the outcome of the hearing.
- The University official will prepare a written decision based solely on
the evidence presented at the hearing within 21 days of such hearing. The decision will
a summary of the evidence presented and the reasons for the decision.
- If the University decides that the challenged information is inaccurate,
misleading, or in violation of the student's right of privacy, it will amend the record and
notify the student, in writing that the record has been amended.
- If the University decides that the challenged information is not inaccurate,
misleading, or in violation of the student's right of privacy, it will notify the student
he/she has a right to place in his/her education record a statement commenting on the
information and/or a statement setting forth reasons for disagreeing with the decision; the
student's statement will be maintained as part of the student's education records as long as
contested portion is maintained. If the University discloses the contested portion of the
record, it must also disclose the student's statement.