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FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

An Overview for members of the Beloit College Community

FERPA is a complex law that relates to student educational records maintained by an institution. It is important that all Beloit College staff who have access to or manage educational records be informed about this law. Notification of FERPA rights is included in the biennial Beloit College Catalog, annual Student Handbook, and each term is associated with the on-line Schedule of Classes.

FERPA (20 U.S.C 1232g and 34 CFR 99), also known as the Buckley Amendment, applies to all educational institutions and agencies that receive funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

For more information about FERPA as it pertains to Beloit College, please follow the links below. 

FERPA Policy

FERPA Tutorial

FERPA Quiz

(Please note: you should complete the tutorial prior to taking the quiz.)

College “directory information” may be made available to the public unless a student acts to restrict such release by written notice to the registrar by the end of the first week of classes during any given semester.  FERPA form: Directory Information Restriction

Beloit College identifies “Directory information” as: the student’s name, address (local and permanent), telephone number (local and permanent), date of birth, dates of registered attendance, major field of study, degrees and awards received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, the most recent previous educational institution attended, and enrollment status (full- time/part-time).

Please direct any questions regarding Beloit’s FERPA policy to the Registrar located in Pearsons Hall.