September is FERPA Awareness Month at CPCC!

What is FERPA? FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and is the federal law that protects educational records. CPCC maintains FERPA by strictly protecting all student educational records.

What information MAY be disclosed about a student?

At CPCC, only “directory information” can be disclosed without the student’s prior consent. Directory information that may be released includes:

  • Student’s name
  • Student’s hometown
  • Dates of attendance at the college
  • Credentials earned and dates awarded
  • Student’s major field of study or program

Information that MAY NOT be disclosed without prior written consent includes:

  • Student ID
  • Student’s email or mailing address
  • Student’s telephone number
  • Social Security Number
  • Student PIN
  • Grades
  • GPA
  • Class Schedule
  • Transcripts
  • Financial information
  • Disciplinary information
  • Class attendance information

If you want to suppress your directory information from being disclosed to anyone outside of the college, you must make the request in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduation and Records by the third week of the term.